Michael John Straatman
At first glance Michael can seem like a though guy who has no place serving in a fine dining restaurant. Under the tattoos he has a big heart and passion for the hospitality business. Michael inspires and motivates his staff by being the hardest worker in the room. He knows more about beverages than most and this shows in his creative creations of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. His biggest strength is that, no matter what time or day, he always puts a smile on both the guests and his colleagues faces.
MEET OUR TEAM
Front of house
Marc Brennan is a whiskey lover from Belfast, Ireland.
The first impressions I had of him on his first interview at Carbon wasn’t the best, but God, he has proved me wrong! His interest for food and beverage combined with his talent to give our guests the best experience, really shows on the feedback we get, what a lovely guy!
Funny thing about Marc is that I can’t really understand his thick Irish accent! We all hope that he starts speaking good English soon!
- by Jean
Head Chef | Owner
Jean Henkel AKA: “El jefezinho”
The leader of “Los immigrantes” never stops thinking, either it’s a new dish, tweaking a recipe or just a good comeback over staff food. Constantly keeps the team on their toes.
Jean is a master of meat, from Capivara from his back garden in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, to A5 Kobe wagyu in Göteborg, He knows how to turn it into something special.
Jeans experience rubs off on all around him, his no nonsense approach has allowed him to inspire others to help him create his vision in Carbon.
- by Marc
Daniel Olivos Pereda
Talent and passion is a good recipe for a greate chef. Daniel is seasoned well with both, just like his food. With high ambitions he always looking for something to improve on what's already good. A crucial key for persistent quality of our food at Carbon.
- by Neo
Front of house
Tova is the lady of the house. Her gentle approach and being one of the few swedish speakers made it easy to win over the guests hearts. Her abillity to listen and befriend our guest make her a force on the floor. This country girl from Särö is not to be messed with! Often helping us pronounce correctly or as the balance we so desperatly need in this house of foreigners!
The best thing about tova is staying gentle and genuinly nice in a pretty cutthroat enviroment!
- by Michael
Chef de partie
Nattawut Jansongsang or "Neo" (how we call him in the restaurant)
He doesn't speak so often about himself. He looks like coming from the Matrix with his black in black outfit but he's actually from Thailand and has now lived most of his life in Sweden. With just 22 years old you can see in his personality that he has fought to be in the position that he's in and that's what got him the job at Carbon in the first place. A funny culinary story is that when he was little his mother would tell him to stop playing outside because he needed to start preparing the rice for the family dinner and we think that's what got him into cooking. Apparently he can get all his vitamins from the rice.
- by Daniel