A LONG TIME COMING
UNITED IN THEIR PASSION FOR COOKING
Krisp Restaurant is owned and run by Sigurður Ágústsson and Birta Jónsdóttir. Birta takes care of the front of house while Sigurður leads the pack in the kitchen. Shortly after the couple met, they realised they were both passionate about cooking and they both had a dream of making a career for themselves in the culinary field. It didn’t take long until they started talking about opening their own restaurant. Early winter of 2018 that dream finally came true when they opened up Krisp Restaurant.
ALL ROADS LEAD BACK HOME
Siggi and Birta met in 2010 when they were working together in a local cafe. At that point, Birta had been working as a waitress for some time while Siggi had no previous kitchen experience. The following year, Siggi was offered an intership at Hótel Rangá which he accepted.
After a while, the couple decided to move to Reykjavík to get more experience in the field. At that point, they started working at Satt Restaurant where Siggi finished his intership as a chef and Birta finished her internship as a waitress. After that, they both worked at Kolabrautin Ristorante where they got familiar with italian cooking and wine.
It didn’t take long until the couple started missing home and the people they’d left behind. That’s when they decided to move back to Selfoss and settle down there. At that point, they started working in Tryggvaskáli. During this time Siggi was accepted into the Icelandic Culinary Team and Birta finished her Bachelors Degree in English.
Their last stop, before opening Krisp Restaurant, was Silfra Restaurant at the Ion Adventure Hotel where Siggi was the head chef while Birta led front of house.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
SO VERY GRATEFUL
We’d like to use this platform to thank everyone that had their hand in making this dream of ours come true. First, we’d like to thank Birta’s dad for the countless hours of hard labour he put in as we refurbished the restaurant. Our mothers have also had their hand in everything from baking, painting, doing our laundry and taking care of our otherwise orphaned children. We’d also like to thank Siggi’s stepdad Óli for helping us with painting and for taking countless trips to the dump for us. Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to thank our four children for their understanding and help during this process. Without every single one of you Krisp Restaurant would have never seen the light of day.