Jan Friis Mikkelsen was born in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen. He trained as a chef in France. In 1987, he opened Restaurant Tinggården in Asserbo outside Frederiksværk. The restaurant is based in a three-winged farmhouse from 1702.
Friis-Mikkelsen first appeared on television as Claus Meyer's co-host in the DR1 cooking show Meyers Køkken ("Meyer's Cuisine") in the 1990s. In 2012-2016 he has appeared as judge alongside Mette Blomsterberg on Den Store Bagedyst.
- Grill fra panden¨¨
- Jans Kogebog (2004)
- "Maratonmanden, der tryller i køkkenet, fylder rundt" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
- "Kampen sættes i gang: Den store bagedyst" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
- "Cherry wines from Frederiksdal". AOK. Retrieved 2014-12-08.