The publishing house started in 2006, and then with a narrow issue of the book EATSweden. Since then, we have offered you to taste, enjoy and socialize in some of Sweden’s best restaurants and in recent years also spa facilities. Every year has been a success! Despite this, we choose to limit edition to 5000 copies and each book is exclusively numbered. We want you to feel you selected when you are sitting with a book in your hand. And offers quality before quantity.

Over the years, the concept and the issue has grown. Today’s concept for over 8 countries and 15 cities. The publication includes now also SPASweden based on the same concept but with the best spas.

2015 we broaden further and release even Rosa kokboken II and Granboken.


Jochen Schmelzer

Jochen is originally from Germany and Benzer Publishing’s founder. He is a real gourmand and the restaurants he has not visited are easily counted. Jochen came up with the idea of the book EATSweden when he lived in Stockholm during a period. “I moved just in my little neighborhood like so many others, and though I wanted to discover Stockholm and its restaurant variety I often went to the same restaurant. I wanted the book to be as a guidebook for discovering the city’s gems. “Stockholm was the first and today the book in fifteen cities in eight countries and is a great success.


Anna Benson

Anna is a successful artist and author of several books and sold-out openings in the luggage. Basically she is a journalist and writes, among other things for the magazines Connoisseur and Lifestyle. Not too rarely about top restaurants around the world. Anna has a flair for gourmet cuisine and is a frequent guest in the Swedish restaurant jungle. Both at the gourmet as the small blocks hook. She is responsible for the restaurant books’ content and are always trying to present a fresh new list mixed with intermittent beads. Anna is also the author of Rosa kokboken and ambassador for Pink Ribbon.


Monika Lenander

Monika Lenander has a background in the travel industry in the meetings and events and have visited many hotels and resort spas around the world. Since 2009, Monika runs her own company and is a breath of fresh air in the communities she participates. She has always been fascinated by the spa visit is aimed at health and well-being through the four cornerstones; movement, rest, nutrition and touch the right balance. Monika is responsible for SPASwedens content and select the different facilities with care.

Gitte Oestergaard

Gitte Oestergaard has a past in the travel industry in strategic consulting, sales, and marketing, and has thus stayed and eaten at many hotels and restaurants. A sure instinct is definitely Gitte’s specialty and she’s passionate about unique products and experiences. She is loud, straight-forward and works passionately for what she believes in. Gitte is head of EATSweden and SPASweden in Skåne and chooses content with the utmost care.

Kasper Höglind

A vibrant and active resident of Bohuslän, Sweden’s westernmost province, who loves to travel and enjoy every cuisine of the world. With around 20 years in the restaurant business, Kasper’s experience ranges from well-known taverns in Gothenburg, Oslo, and Copenhagen to mythical hotels in the French Alps. Kasper is head of EATSweden Gothenburg. And with all his years in the industry, his local knowledge of the west coast, and his large network of contacts, we can guarantee that the restaurants in the book are carefully selected and of the highest class.

Susanne Sperneder

Susanne Sperneder is a registered nurse, working in palliative cancer care. Previously, she worked in fashion, purchasing, and tailoring. She is in charge of EATSweden’s new venture, EATSweden Vego. A vegetarian since 15 years, Susanne has a great interest in health, diet, and exercise. Wherever she travels in the world, she always looks for the best “green” restaurants.

Jessika Klingspor

Jessika is the entrepreneur and pleasure-seeker who packed her bags and ventured to Barcelona in 2001. In the city that constantly tickles all your senses, she owns and runs several different companies and projects, including the destination management company, Performance Barcelona, which welcomes the Scandinavian travel elite. Located on the doorstep of the famous Penedés wine region, this Mediterranean capital can easily satisfy even the most discerning of gourmands. The city is known for its exciting restaurants where innovative chefs playfully and with flair manage to find the combination for new ground-breaking flavours that go well together. Barcelona is the first destination of EATEspaña.