A top priority in my whole moving-to-Stockholm plan was finding a job. Good means of sustaining myself would result in higher chances of getting my Swedish personal number sorted, read: me being officially registered as living and working here, therefore capable to stay indefinitely.
Fortunately, what I thought would give me the hardest time, turned out to be the most fulfilling and smoothest ride.
A month before leaving Belgium, I got in touch via e-mail with several food spots here in Stockholm which I thought were compatible with my cooking style and where I could potentially see myself working at. This took me completely by surprise, but the response was overwhemling. By the time I arrived in Stockholm, I already had at least five job interviews lined up.
This was not an easy decision; I got several interesting offers and I knew I had the possibility of learning so much from each one of them. I am greatly thankful to every single person who took the time to meet me, I never expected this much interest.
After a lot of consideration, I made up my mind and chose the one kitchen to challenge and house my cooking skills for the first time in this new city; it was around the end of September 2015 that I started as the Chef at 8T8’s noodle bar.