Bequia Beach Hotel, a laid-back luxury hotel on the idyllic island of Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, announces the appointment of Executive Chef Nils-Bertil Hansson. A seasoned Swedish culinarian, Hansson will showcase his global expertise this winter season at Bequia Beach Hotel’s dining venues, including signature beachside restaurant, Bagatelle.
Hansson, fondly known as “Nizze,” opened his first restaurant in Sweden at 23 years old (1978) after graduating from restaurant school and working in various eateries in Malmö. Since then, he has had a masterful presence in Sweden’s blossoming culinary scene. Most recently, Hansson spent six years leading Marsvinsholm Bistro & Café, a catering business in the South of Sweden. In 2003, he established Flädie Food & Winery located in the Swedish village of Flädie, one of the first successful wineries in the region. Hansson was one of the first chefs to launch a catering business in the county of Skåne, Sweden in the 1970’s, during which time the Skåne nobility became his biggest customers. Throughout the years, Hansson has regularly cooked for the King of Sweden, and catered high-profile events including Tetra Pak's 50th anniversary with more than 2,500 attendees.