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.

By Tova


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Marc Brennan

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



Front of house

Tova Gustavsson

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

Front of house