Professional Secrets' chef network
All of us at PS spend a lot of time in our kitchens, but we are not professionals. It is thanks to our friends – highly talented workhorses in some of the world’s best restaurants – that we can bring together the knowledge and expertise that we want to pass on. Some of our friends:
Micke at Agnes
Micke Björkman was the chef at three top restaurants in Stockholm, Boqueria, Vassa Eggen and Tennstopet. He has previously worked for 5 years at outstanding restaurants in London, including Nobu and Asia de Cuba. He has also worked in Murcia, Spain, where he amassed inspiration, which can be tasted at the Boqueria in Stockholm. Today you will find him in the kitchen of Restaurant Agnes.
Per at Pond
Per has left his career as a chef behind to work as an Art Director and trademark consultant at Pond Brand Innovation Company in Stockholm (not surprisingly with food as a specialty). His career as a chef saw him demonstrating his skills at F12, The Restaurant in London, and more.
Anna at Bistro Nouveau
Anna Lindblad ran Bistro Nouveau at Kommendörsgatan in Stockholm for a total of six years together with Cara Cooper-Key. She has worked as a chef at Den Gyldene Freden and Coco & Carmen, two famous Stockholm restaurants. Anna has also worked as an architect and designer, but discovered her real flair was in the restaurant kitchen.
Mackis at Tranan
Mac Donald Lundgren runs the long-famed Tranan restaurant at Odenplan in Stockholm. His lengthy career as chef includes two years in Mandalay, Myanmar/Burma, three years at the Hotel Royal Garden in Hong Kong and five years at Stockholm’s Wedholms Fisk restaurant.
Christophe at Ekstedt
Christophe Buchet is presently working in Bleck in Stockholm. Previously he worked at Michelin star restaurant Ekstedt, where every item on the menu is prepared over open fire, and Sannas Kök. He has also worked at such distinguished Stockholm eateries as Sjögräs, Boqueria, Pubologi and Leijontornet. Like many other chefs he launched his career at the highly regarded Eriks.
Goran at Aveqia
Gorans extensive career has taken him through all kitchens of the world. After basic training in Östersund he moved to London and worked – among others – at French restaurant Coq d'Argent and Italian Cecconis. His Swedish career includes Berns Asiatiska, Stockholm Grand Hotel, Edsbacka Wärdshus, Aveqia food studio, and more.
Johan at AG
Johan is Chef de Cuisine and commands the meat hanging fridge in the outstanding meat restaurant AG. He got there via France and has worked in reputed kitchens such as Paul & Norbert, Pierre au Palais Royal, Vassa Eggen and Rolfs Kök.
Michael at Toso
Michael Bischofer has worked in the kitchens of Pelikan in Gothenburg, Bro Hof, EAT, LUX and B.A.R. where he was Chef de Cuisine. Today you will find him in the kitchen of the Asian fusion restaurant Toso in Gothenburg.
Stefan at Lisa Elmqvist
Stefan Eckert has been head of the fish dominated kitchen in Lisa Elmqvist since 2013. He has previously worked in the prestigious kitchens of Hotel Eden in Chamonix, Le Bouchon i Oslo, Berns, Prinsen, Gustavia och på St Barths.
Nina at Lisa Elmqvist
Nina Arvdisson at Lisa Elmqvist has worked in the kitchens of Elite Hotel (Gothenburg as well as Stockholm), Hamnkrogen and Pepes Bodega in Båstad, Bliss Combo, and more.
Peter at Lisa Elmqvist
"Peppe" Elmqvist is a fourth generation fishmonger at reputed Lisa Elmqvist, purveyor to the Swedish Royal Family.
Linn at home
Linn Söderström is a blogger and runs her own concept "Linn at home" (Hemma hos Linn). Lately she can also be heard cooking on Fridays in Swedish radio channel P3. She is also one of the driving forces between the network of women chefs known as "TakeOver". She has previously worked in the kitchen of prestigious restaurants like Ekstedt, Operakällaren and Street Restaurang.
Magnus was taught and trained by star-awarded Swiss chefs and has worked his way through restaurants like Stockholm Grand Hotel, L’Escargot, Leijontornet, to mention a few. Today he runs popular Restaurang Aubergine as well as 39 Wäst in Stockholm.
Albert at Austin Food Works
Albert "Abbe" Lindo started his kitchen career in Street in Stockholm. Since then he has worked in kitchens like Döden i grytan, Kitchen Table, Nalen and Hasselbacken. Today he is Sous Chef at Austin Food Works.
Carina and Ulrika Brydling
Carina and Ulrika once ran Restaurant Marmite in the Swedish ski resort Åre together with Ulrikas husband Jörgen Calmsund. Ulrika is also a sommelier and the sisters have published several cook books. Today they are consultants in food and run, among other projects, the restaurant Bro Park.
Joel at Krakas
Joel Aronsson is Chef de Cuisine in Krakas Krog on the island of Gotland where he is personally in charge of the cultivation, purchase and cooking of greens that end up on the guest's plates. Previously he was at Michelin star rewarded restaurant Fäviken in Jämtland.
KC Wallberg at Gubbhyllan
KC runs legendary Gubbhyllan at Skansen in Stockholm – and he (not surprisingly) hunts. He is thororoughly educated in most subjects relating to the food experience and has worked the kitchens of Riingo and Café Boloud in New York and was once ran Gripsholms Värdshus.