Jonas remembers his first gastronomic sensation perfectly well. "It was in Norrland, in the north of Sweden. I ate blueberries, fresh-picked in the woods, and served with homemade vanilla ice-cream". He loves products from his own country but is more than happy to work abroad to benefit from contact with other cultures: The French Laundry in the Napa Valley, The Square (2**) in London, and Pierre Gagnaire in Paris. He was amazed to be representing his country at the Bocuse d'Or. "The Bocuse d'Or is the most prestigious prize that a chef can win". As a good Scandinavian, he prepared for the Bocuse d’Or as though it were a sport, training for hours at a time with the help of Swedish winners Henrik Norström and Mathias Dahlgren, who passed on their own experience of the competition. Jonas is also a keen sportsman, his second passion. "Physical training gives you real mental strength". Whenever possible he likes to travel and discover the wines and gastronomy of other countries. After competing, he enjoys travelling, mostly in Asia where he also works for large hotels. In 2011, he finally opened “Jonas”, a restaurant where a gastronomic menu can be found side by side with a menu that is more about “bistronomy” in a superb setting, and it didn’t take long to be a hit. But he stopped in 2014 to focus on the YOLO restaurant in Stockholm, a place which offers a vibrant creative cuisine with roots in Swedish flavors, serving natural and locally-produced products. He has also published a book on Paleo cuisine.