Shapes, creates and drives new ideas with our restaurants. Of course with a foot in the kitchen and in the dining room – the heart of everything.
The ambition and interest in food, drink and service started in early years. At the age of 13, I got my first job at Hönö’s first pizzeria. The obvious high school choice was Ester Mosesson’s High School. As a trained chef, the first job at Henriksbergs Kajutor in Gothenburg, where I cooked everything from solid home cooking to Sjötunga Walewska, was a very educational time. Unfortunately I had problems with my hands and could not work in the kitchen.
However, the road within the restaurant continued with studies. Then to Sjömagasinet, after an unplanned interview with Leif Mannerström, Lars Ahlström and Ulf Wagner, where dining and office work became the next challenge. On to Fiskekrogen as marketing manager.
In addition to the passion for food, drink and hospitality, I have another passion and that is skiing. It took me to Aspen, Colorado where I had some wonderful years with the best skiing and where I resumed cooking and worked as a private chef for celebrity guests. It’s happening in the kitchen, cool to cook and after dinner light the cigarette for Jack Nicolson: – “Thanks chef!” “You´re welcome Jack!” There are many anecdotes….
Back in Gothenburg, I had a great time at Hos Pelle where I was restaurant manager and had the opportunity to develop wine knowledge.
When I met Håkan, it was a pretty natural step to work together. To develop Thörnströms Kök further to what it has been during our 24 years and in the meantime establish Privata Rum and Studio Thörnström.
As long as there is desire and passion for food, drink, enjoyment, hospitality and to be able to push ideas, I will continue my path in restaurant.