Prince Carl Philip and bride-to-be Sofia Hellqvist will have the best fare in Sweden for their first meal as husband and wife. Five famed Swedish chefs -- including one with three Michelin stars -- have been named the official caterers of the couple’s wedding feast on Saturday.
The dinner will begin after the wedding, which will be held in the royal chapel in Stockholm. The feast will be prepared by Mathias Dahlgren, the only Scandinavian chef who holds three Michelin stars. The chef owns two restaurants in the Swedish capital, one of which -- called Matsalen -- was the second restaurant ever in Sweden to be awarded two Michelin stars. His other restaurant, Matbaren, has one star. Both restaurants are at Stockholm's Grand Hôtel.
Joining Dahlgren on Saturday will be Fredrik Eriksson, another of Sweden’s heavyweights in the kitchen. He has helped oversee the menu selection for one of the world’s most famous dinners, the Nobel Foundation banquet.
Dessert for the wedding will be handled by Mattias Ljungberg, captain of the Swedish national pastry chef team. He will team with chefs Frida Lejon and Fredrik Borgskog in preparing the show-stopping wedding cake, according to People. Award-winning Stockholm restaurant owners Markus Aujalay and Henrik Norström round out the royal food team.
The prince is a foodie and has been involved in Swedish and international cooking contests, and was named a Swedish Chef of the Year.
The newlyweds will begin the royal feast after being taken in a horse-and-carriage procession throughout Stockholm, ending in Logården. They will be greeted by a salute of 21 shots from Skeppsholmen. The royal banquet will be followed by dancing in Karl XI’s Gallery.
While Saturday is the main event, the wedding celebrations will start Friday with a private dinner for invited guests. Carl Philip’s parents will host all the weekend events.