Intervju: Emma Södergren

Sommaren 2019 gjorde Rivsalt om sin hemsida och i samband med det producerade man också ett antal videofilmer med tre kockar och en bartender. Jag fick uppdraget att intervjua dem och skriva presentationstexter för hemsidan. Alla fyra är bra representater för varumärket Rivsalt. Med storytelling som grepp presenterar vi personerna i filmerna och deras drömmar och mål med syfte att inspirera läsaren som också bär på en dröm. Hur texten om polisen Emma Södergren som hyr ut sig själv som kock till företag och privatpersoner blev ser du nedan.

Meet Emma Södergren, owner of Emma’s Home Cooking

Any kitchen is her kitchen

The best steak tartare I have ever tasted, the highly acclaimed chef Leif Mannerström concluded on Swedish national tv. He was a member of the Swedish MasterChef jury, the cook Emma Södergren one of the contestants. And the recipe with its unique seasoning was her very own. So delicious several restaurants around the country got inspired by it. Her signature dish.

A chef for hire

Emma brings her knowledge, knives and sous vide to private homes where she cooks in front of – and sometimes together with – the hosts and their guests. Every time a new place, new people, a new kitchen. It’s a challenge she loves. Still, it’s not her main job.

Living two dreams

Being a police officer, Emma spends her workdays dealing with the harsher aspects of everyday life, far from fine dining, lit candles and expectant guests. But she’s right where she wants to be. Just being a chef at a restaurant, she says, might take the joy out of her cooking. So she’s living two dreams instead of one.

Inspiration is everywhere

What ends up on the menu is very much up to her customers. If they say wild game meat, this country girl’s smile becomes bigger and she might suggest elk or wild boar — with a twist or two. Anything but an ordinary stew. She’s passionate about finding new flavors and combinations, and she can find inspiration and new ideas anywhere – at a restaurant, on YouTube or on Instagram. And her 86-year-old grandmother is always up for a chat back home in Tidaholm. Where it all started, in grandma’s kitchen.

Name: Emma Södergren
Age: 31
Lives in: Helsingborg, Sweden
Occupation: Police officer
Passion: Emma’s Home Cooking – Chef for hire
Favorite Rivsalt product: ”Pepper 011 because it’s so good! I ground it for the deer filet and the taste is amazing, I use it with wild boar as well. And it looks different too, many guests at my dinners get very curious when they see the pepper.”

Texten om Emma Södergren finns på Rivsalts webbplats.