Jesper Johansson was born in 1970 in Gotenborg, Sweden. His love of horses and prior work experience in Sweden with a breeder of Arabians brought him to the United States. He relocated to the Santa Ynez Valley to work with a renowned horse training facility. His love for cooking led him to seek another venue. He subsequently enrolled in a Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary Management school in Santa Barbara, California, from which he graduated with honors in 1997.
Following graduation, Jesper joined a team of chefs at Brothers Restaurant in Solvang gaining invaluable hands-on experience. When approached to bring his talent to a different location and the opportunity have his own kitchen, he immediately took the challenge. In mid 1999, with the newly remodeled General Store and Café Quackenbush opened its doors in Los Alamos, California.
Chef Jesper Johansson café cuisine menu and innovative presentation quickly became a big success with local residents and tourist alike. The Café and Art Gallery are a favorite stopping
point with wine enthusiasts who tour the central coast wineries. The Café and Art Gallery are
listed on the wine tour map.
To make reservations for a private party, please contact Chef Jesper Johansson with all the
particulars and he will arrange an unforgettable experience and a culinary delight.