Ina Niiniketo is a Finnish chef from Helsinki. Working in her dream job since the age of 16, Niiniketo graduated from Perho Culinary College in Helsinki in 2011. With a background ranging from bistros to Michelin-starred establishments, Ina is passionate about intense flavours and using the best possible ingredients in season. Her unique dishes stem from a love of timeless Parisian elegance and Japanese and Nordic minimalism.
After working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Helsinki, she moved to Stockholm at the age of 22, eager to expand her knowledge. Most recently, she worked as head chef at Mathias Dahlgren's French Bistro at the Sparrow Hotel in Stockholm.
In September 2021, she moved back home to Helsinki and is currently searching for the right restaurant location to open her own restaurant. Her first cookbook, ‘Flowers on a Plate’, was published in April 2021. Besides working in restaurants, Ina works as a food stylist and a recipe developer and has participated in several cooking competitions.