Emma Bengtsson grew up in a small town on the west coast of Sweden and became interested in the culinary arts at a very young age, thanks to her grandmother, who was an avid home cook. Emma trained in every restaurant role, from savory and pastry to waiting tables and hostessing.
Bengtsson’s experience spans many of Sweden’s acclaimed restaurants, from her internship at Edsbacka Krog–the only Michelin two-star restaurant in Sweden at that time–to Restaurant Prinsen, one of Stockholm’s oldest and busiest bistros.
Bengtsson joined the team at Aquavit as Executive Pastry Chef in 2010, and quickly became known for her creative interpretations of classic Scandinavian desserts. She was well received, as Aquavit was recognized with one star in the Michelin Guide.