Marko owns Bistro O Mat, located in the town of Kirkkonummi near Helsinki, which was voted number 21 in the 50 best restaurants in Finland 2018.
Marko Palovaara won the Finnish Chef of the year competition in 2002. He has worked at Michelin star restaurant G.W.Sundmans, run by Jarmo Vähä-Savo, as well as renowned restaurants such as Hôtel Lord.
Marko owns Bistro O Mat, located in the town of Kirkkonummi near Helsinki, which was voted number 21 in the 50 best restaurants in Finland 2018. His food philosophy is based on the use of ethically grown and cultivated raw materials, and he believes in serving the freshest produce to his customers. Innovation, the use of the right ingredients and demonstrating to customers his respect for the food he creates has always been very important. He also believes that an establishment’s service should complement its food, and strives to create a caring atmosphere at his restaurant.
Bistro O Mat’s menu is being featured at Helsinki Airport’s Fly Inn restaurant until September.