Chef Mikael has been known to me since 1995, when was hired as a part-time chef while we had private parties like weddings, anniversary parties and memorial services. During such times he did such an impressive job that I started to recommend Mikael to work as his own catering chef and handle parties for members and other important people outside the club, he never let me down, only positive feedback came to me. I have only the highest regards and estimation for him. Whenever I have been involved, his integrity, honesty and work ethics has been above approach. I cannot recommend Mikael enough for any catering project of the most demanding and strenuous party event to the simplest intimate dinner party or just a small cocktail party.

Charles I. Bernold
General Manager (1972-1999)
The Bel-Air Country Club

Thanks Mikael for all your effort down at the club. The Swedish Christmas table was a big success and the Grav lax was superb. We loved having you back for the Easter party which was a true event to behold.
Freddy Kernbach
Director of Food and Beverage
The Beverly Hills Tennis Club

Dear Mikael:
Thank you for the prompt and professional services provided at the Swedish (Consulate) residence. Our guests at the luncheon left happy and well-fed.

Tomas Rosander Consul General of Sweden, Los Angeles

Chef Mikael provided great food and services for our events at the Chamber. It was truly a treat for all our guests!
Asa Rosn, Marketing Manager

Christmas Dinner (1)
Happy Holidays!
Yesterday we had our annual Christmas celebration. It was a great night thanks the combination of our fine guests and the fantastic food provided by our corporate member, Food Perfected. One guest told us that this was the best Christmas food she’s ever had in Los Angeles and we can nothing but agree. We got into the Christmas mood greatly by the mix of lit candles, saffron buns, glögg and last but not least the St Lucia performance. We highly recommend you to visit Food Perfected’s homepage: www.foodperfected.com
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles

Christmas Dinner (2)
On December the 14th we had a wonderful evening with fantastic food provided by Chef Mikael of Food Perfected and a beautiful traditional Lucia parade from members and friends of SWEA. There was an array of exquisitely prepared traditional Swedish food, which were complemented by all, for the second year in a row. With its fantastic food, swift and elegant service we can highly recommend Food Perfected.
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles

Hello Chef Mikael,
“Meggan said that everything went wonderfully and thank you for the wonderful meals.”
Kindest Regards,
Bethany R. Burns, Executive Assistant
Think Services, a Division of United Business Media LLC
600 Harrison Street | San Francisco, CA 94107

Hi Mikael, Thank you for arranging last minute our lunch. Everyone was very happy with the outcome!
Thank you very much,


Chef Mikael & the Food Perfected team did our holiday office party and it was “great”!
Glen Ferguson, The Kitchen Warehouse

We the Parent Board of Arroyo Pacific Academy, sincerely thank you for volunteering your talented services as Chef for our auctioned dinner. You and your staff have generously dedicated your time in helping to support our wonderful school. Our respect for you is tremendous. We are very grateful and give you our sincerest thanks.
The Arroyo Pacific Parent Board Members:
Margaret, Donna, Eileen, Julie, Ann, Janey, Martha, and Ria

Chef Mikael prepared a superb authentic menu of Scandinavian specialties in an intimate residential setting. Much thought and care was given to the menu and its balance, and the courses were prepared and served like clockwork. The service provided was top-notch, while friendly and familiar. Chef Mikael is a real treat to invite into one’s home. Not to mention that the team leaves the kitchen spotless at the end of the evening! We felt very privileged to have had this experience. Thank you!
The Spindlers, The Splinters and The Tysors

Svenska Skolforeningen i Orange County
Tack Mikael för dinna undebara pannkakor
Svenska skolan; Mvs Margareta S.
The Swedish School of Los Angeles


LA is a burger town. I’m a burger lover. I’ve spent a significant amount of time seeking out the best I could find in our sprawling metropolis. Thought I’d found it until I had the good fortune of being invited to one of Chef Mikael’s “burger nights”.

Black truffles and foie gras… On a perfectly cooked medium rare burger. I can’t go back. It was the holy grail of decadence and I’m not exaggerating. Best damn burger I’ve ever had and the man owns potatoes too. His Fries were the perfect companion.

-Matthew Thornton, personal and crossfit trainer

I’ve traveled to over 15 countries in my life and I’ve had my share of burgers from around the world. I have never had a more amazing burger then Chef Mikael’s burger! I had a feeling it was going to be delicious just looking at it..but oh was I in heaven when i took that first bite. My eyes suddenly got a new sparkle in them..i felt alive. No but seriously, THE best burger I have ever had! It was just simply perfect!

Liselott Pettersson

I love a good burger and enjoy trying all kinds from back lot food trucks to posh restaurants in London and one the the absolute best burgers I ever had is Chef Mik’s gourmet truffle and fois gras burger. Literally, a burger fit for royalty. Can’t wait for another!

Jason Schulz (independent film maker)
Warner Bro’s

Chef Mikael’s burgers are second to none – Always a treat of the highest caliber
///Big Swede music producer @ http://www.bigswedestudios.com/

Had the great culinary pleasure to attend more than one BBQ catered by Food Perfected. And the name says it all. Flavors were delicious, fresh & hot off the grill. Great variety and impressively top-notch quality and service. The Chef runs a tight ship and delivers above and beyond what you would expect. Whenever you need an event catered, BBQ (and pretty much any other styles) – I would highly recommend Food Perfected. Yum!

Josef Csongei

Ser fram emot att få sälja dom nya ruben. Dom som jag har nu är högsta klass…..slår det mesta.

Lennart Svensson, Ghost Titan BBQ Shop AB



Mikael has catered several diners at my home as well as many functions I have attended I have always been very impressed with both Mikael and his crew and satisfied with their serves, his food is always first class his presentation outstanding.
Brit Burton

Dear Chef Mikael and Crew,
Many, many thanks for your fantabulous catering service. The servers were gracious, efficient and very pretty. The bartender, Daniel, made certain that everyone’s glass was filled. And your delectable creations and artful presentation deserves five stars if not more! All my fifty plus guests were raving about the wonderful evening of celebration last Sunday and I thank you for taking care of the culinary needs so superbly.
Thanks a million!

It was really great! My guests loved the Swedish food – it tasted just like home cooked. This will be a great thing to do again. Your staff are sweet and caring.
Great pleasure to have made your acquaintance 🙂
All the best, Annika

The Swedish masterpiece (Smörgåståta, sandwich cake) was a success and every crumb was eaten. Thanks for an excellent lunch presentation.
Anita Bergsten

Dear Mikael,
Many many thanks for the superb dinner.

Everything went great. The guests loved the food, and your staff was very competent and friendly. Thanks for helping us make a very successful party.
Happy holidays,
The Crowes

Thank you for all your work on Sunday! John and I truly appreciate all your hard effort.
Jay Stratten

Dear Mikael,
What a fabulous presentation of the food and the taste of excellence. Never have I seen such a Smorgasbord, not even in the best restaurants in Sweden. The whole evening was delightful, thanks to you as the chef. You did a spectacular job.

Dear Chef Mikael
Over the years you have likely presented 10-12 excellent cocktail parties and dinners, be it only 14 guests or 50.
The food has always been a very pleasant surprise, as well as the presentation. Your personal abilities as to excellence are well known to me, and I do thank you for the highest quality of produce and preparation.
To further that, last weekend I personally saw your ability as a manager. I commend you in the manner you dealt with the kitchen staff. Chef Mikael, I wish you were here every week
Yours sincerely Peter J. Pramlof

Dear Chef Mikael
I have already personally thanked you but I especially wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the party you made for my sister on Jan. 12th 2008. The atmosphere was filled with good cheer and soft lighting. The bar was well stocked and your bartender had it all under control. The flowers were exquisite and well appointed. The appetizers were plentiful and delicious. I enjoyed watching the men in the kitchen making food and you in charge of it all.Chef Mikael your ability to make and create fabulous faire is not news but it is consistent with your high standards. I observed people enjoying themselves and wanted to let you know the party was a success.
Best regards The Dorfmans

I contacted Chef Mikael to help me give my daughter the best 18th birthday gift ever. My daughter is a huge fan of the culinary arts and I wanted to have a chef come to the house and prepare a meal for 12 of us. Chef Mikael and Carl came to the house and prepared a five course meal. It was wonderful… the food was delicious, the service and presentation was perfect and my daughter had a memorable birthday which she says that she will never forget!
Thank You,
Trish Grande
December 2006

Chef Mikael has been cooking all kinds of fun and exotic fair here in our home, for over a year now, and makes my wife very happy!!
Jay and Phyllis Schapira

Hi Mikael,
Initially I want to express that the food at the Oct 25 wedding was excellent and that we all were very pleased with how the food tasted! Some of the guests who were very picky – liked the food very much.
Maria G. Grant

Hi Mikael,
Thank you for fixing everything and making such great food. The guests loved it.
Thank you, Linda

Thanks for last night
You guys did a great job… and everyone loved the food!
Thanks for making the party such a success and being so professional… Your staff was great!!!
Thanks again

Min amerikanska man bad att jag skulle be om receptet for Jansons Frestelse. Jag haller med honom, det var det basta recept jag har smakat for Jansons Frestelse
The Weiners

Chef, thanks for all the great holiday food!!
Carl Mikael Lundstrom

On the occasion of our 80th birthday my husband and I decided to celebrate in a grand fashion. We heard from others that there was a great chef recently returned from Europe so we called Chef Mikael and began planning. Everything was as smooth as clockwork: the place, the flowers, the table setting and the music. Then of course there was the food! Dear Chef Mikael, my husband and I can’t thank you enough for the superb feast you prepared. It is now 3 months later and we are still getting rave notices from our guests.
Gratefully, Mrs. Rose Shapiro

Everything went great. The guests loved the food, and your staff was very competent and friendly. Thanks for helping us make a very successful party.
Happy holidays,
The Crowes

Chef Mikael catered our wedding and he was superb! With the difficult coordination of a private home’s kitchen and food needs for 70 guests over a 12 hours span, he and his team did a tremendous job. His menu was innovative yet customized to our taste. I heard nothing but wonderful things from our guests including, “this is the best meal I have ever had at a wedding!” We were truly impressed with his ability to move from passed hors d’oeuvres, to a sit down dinner, to late-night snacks without sacrificing the elegant presentation, the wonderful flavors or the seamless delivery. We would use Chef Mikael again for any catered party.
Susan and Christopher Soja


Food was fantastic btw! (wedding dinner)

You guys rocked!

Alyssabeth Burwell