Riikka Hakala

The forest is my ultimate source of inspiration

Hey there, I’m Riikka – a professional chef from Finland who is on a mission to create unique taste experiences and crazy meals in the great outdoors. Cooking in the midst of nature is not just a hobby, for me it’s a way of life that I just adore.

I am a food creator, nature lover and sustainability advocate who believes that the Finnish forests are the most beautiful and inspiring places on earth. The forest is my ultimate source of inspiration, and it never fails to amaze me with its infinite variety of flavors, textures and aromas that can be harnessed to create exceptional food experiences.

Cooking in the outdoors is not just about the food, it’s about the adventure and challenge that comes with it. The unconventional setting adds an exciting dimension to the experience, and it’s a chance for me to disconnect from the stress and chaos of everyday life and connect with nature on a deeper level.

I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to explore what nature has to offer and create delicious meals that satisfy the soul. That’s why I am so grateful for my collaboration with Trangia. Their product have been my trusty companion on countless adventures, and I can’t imagine cooking without it.

One of my favorite things about Trangia is the sense of creativity it inspires in me. It’s not just a piece of equipment – it’s a symbol of my love for outdoor cooking and my passion for connecting with nature. Every time I pack up my Trangia and head out into the woods, I feel a sense of gratitude and excitement for the adventures that awaits.

Riikka Hakala
Outdoor chef from Finland
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