Growing up in Sweden I were very much influenced by my mother’s and grandmother’s cooking while rooming our home kitchen - asking what that smell was and where the fish came from that day.
In my early teens I attended various apprenticeships and had my first job at a german restaurant with a hard-nosed German chef owner who gave me my first sense of what was to come.
I then moved on to various small jobs before taking a trip to California where I found myself doing various kitchen work and eventually were back in Sweden to serve out my mandatory military service. Once finished I made my way back to California where I have held many roles in restaurants and as a caterer in and around Santa Barbara.
I have worked as a line cook, dishwasher, wedding caterer, managed full crews, been a line cook, sous chef, chef and a consultant for new restaurants and private homes, just to mention some of the many roles that led me to start working as a private chef after some 20 years in restaurant kitchens. Since 2009 have I brought many happy locals and visitors the opportunity to taste the abundance of locally sourced ingredients prepared in your kitchen with my extensive background for a memorable experience.
I come to your residence, vacation rental and many other venues - preparing custom meals with clean rustic flavors from seasonal and organic ingredients found at our local markets for an intimate dining experience with the best of what California offers