Would you like to know a bit more about our history and our program for sustainable business? Maybe you just want to get in touch with one of our units? Then this is the right place



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PM & Vänner was founded in 1992 by two friends, Per Bengtsson and Monica Carlsson
(Vänner is Swedish for “friends” hence the name.) They still owning the company together.

Today PM & Vänner includes PM & Vänner Hotel, PM Restaurant, PM Bistro, PM Bakery,
PM Banquet & Events and a rooftop bar logically named PM Bar.

We are located in the heart of Småland, in the city of Växjö.

Our gastronomic philosophy is based on the three cornestones of forest, lake and meadow.
Thus we like to take advantage of and promote the abundant produce of our region.

Our gastronomic vision is a modern interpretation of the regional cuisine from Småland,
reinvented through the use of new and old techniques and textures.

Since the outset we have worked towards a sustainable society and today we are proud to
be both environmental certified by “Svanen” and “KRAV”.

We wish you a warm welcome!



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We are always looking forward to hear from potential new colleagues so even if we don’t actively looking for staff you are always welcome to send your resume along with a personal letter. Please send your email to and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.


Internship kitchen
We are always looking for ambitious trainees to our kitchen. If you want to gain experience
and take the next step in your career this is your chance. You will have the opportunity to practice
your skills in our two kitchens and be a vital part of our team. Send in your resume and
personal letter to our Head Chef Anders Lauring –

Internship sommelier in our restaurant
We are also looking for trainees to our sommelier team. To apply you need to be an
educated sommelier and if you have experience from working fine dining it is a plus.
As a trainee you will work closely with our sommeliers and gain experience from being
a part of our front of the house team. To apply, please send in your resume and personal
letter to our Head Sommelier Rubén Sanz Ramiro –



Sustainable program

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Since our start back in 1992 we have chosen to create meeting venues that will last over time. Venues where pride over our history meets the modern and innovative. Venues where the people and a sustainable environment will always be in focus.

Our philosophy &8221; is the foundation in everything we do. From the ingredients we cook with to material along with the respect for our guests and colleagues. This is sustainability for us.
We are since a long time ago eco-certified by both KRAV and Svanen. We are a proud sponsor to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. Our work towards sustainability includes many areas, and apart from environment (food, energy, transport, furnishings) it also includes social and financial sustainability.

The climate change is one of our times biggest concerns and one of the major impact comes from the food we eat. As a restaurant and/or hotel guest, private as well as during work you can make a difference based on your choices. For us on a daily basis our sustainable philosophy and our certification from the official Nordic eco label, The Nordic Swan help us achieve and keeping track on our impact. We care a lot about local ingredients, preferably organic, products in season and respect for everything we use. We try to offer as much vegetarian alternativs as possible. With all these ideas we throw away less food and the food that is being left over will be used as biofuel. Apart from our local farmers we also run our own greenhouse. Our eco label demands that we follow the rules regarding chemicals, energy- and water consumption along with waste disposal.

2019 we launched our new concept with climate smart conferences as a part of our ambition in sustainability. Please read more by clicking on this link: Climate smart conference

Monica Carlsson                   Morgan Giraud
Co-owner PM & Vänner        Head Chef


Environment policy at PM & Vänner
Our policy is that our business should always be driven with the ambition of using our resources in a smart and effective manner where we through our actions decrease our impact of the environment. Please read more on how we work, and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. Responsible for our program is Monica Carlsson. You can reach her at


  • We shall work towards minimize all damage on the environment and be preventive when it comes to new impact on the environment
  • We strive to make the management and employees aware of the environmental problems and through education stimulate them to take actions that will help us create a sustainable workplace
  • Environmental effect shall be up for discussion in all decisions – including everything we buy
  • The business follow the environmental law, the rules and guidelines provided by organizations working towards a sustainable future.
  • Our policy shall be well introduced to everyone in our company and easy accessible for whoever find it interesting (mainly through our website)
  • Employees working full time will have to attend a course in environment and sustainability
  • Our company is always ready to change, add and make our environmental work more effective. Every year we write down a summary of last years work. Our goal is always to be active and leading on this subject. Through our work our goal is to inspire others.
  • Documents regarding our work and our certifications is always on the intranet.

Purchase of products and commodities 

  • We prioritize selected local producers where we have a good and established relationship. Preferably business where we also have been onsite and seen the production. When possible we always choose organic alternatives. We are certified by KRAV which demands to buy at least 25 % organic products. Menus based on season is also very important. We do not serve any articles that has a ban according WWF.
  • We do not serve any products labeled they are produced with GMO.
  • We avoid additives that is not certified by KRAV. The food is always prepared from scratch and the food waste shall always be kept to a minimum. The leftover food shall always be separated and reused as biofuel.
  • All our coffee and banans is apart from being organic alos certified by Fair Trade.
  • Our work of develop and increase the quality, the amount of organic, locally produced and season based ingredients is a constant project.

Additional purchases, investments and consumption 

  • Conference paper, office supply, napkins and one time articles is customized towards being environmental friendly. Our official supplier of these articles in environmental certified.
  • We always work towards choosing the most effective, sustainable and high preforming equipment (kitchen appliances, dishwasher etc).
  • We are in constant contact with our supplier of dish- and detergent in order to always be able to choose the most environmental friendly option.
  • When marketing our business we first hand choose to do so via phone, website and email.
  • We use electricity labeled as &8221;
  • We recycle and reuse whatever is possible. We always choose good quality for a longer period of use
  • We are certified by the official Nordic eco label, The Nordic Swan which also means we are required to follow the rules attached to the certification


Please read more on climate and sustainability below:

WWF: food and agriculture:

To eat is necessary and joyful but today we don&8211; one meal at the time.

Read more on the website of WWF: Click here

KRAV: What does it mean to be certified as KRAV for the climate?

To choose KRAV-certified organic food is one step closer to limit our GHG impact. KRAV-certified companies actively works with reducing our impact on the climate. According to the regulations of KRAV, for an example all certified companies shall latest December 2018 use renewable electricity. organic production is also a tool to reduce carbon dioxide från the air.

Read more on the website of KRAV: Click here

The Nordic Swan – the official Nordic eco label: Why certified? 

The Nordic Swan is the official Nordic eco label and is working on behalf of the government without and industry- or profit interest. The EU flower is the official logo for Europe. Both is optional, positive labelling of products and services. They are there for the consumer to assist in choosing a more eco-friendly life.

To label a hotel, a restaurant or a conference center is to take active responsibility of our environment. To be labeled by the Nordic Swan or by the European flower demands a strict regulation in the work of the establishment, especially when it comes to energy, water consumption and how to handle disposal.

Read more on the website of The Nordic Swan: Click here

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation – Make a choice

One third of every households climate effect comes from what we put on the table and most of the discharge comes from the meat consumption. Lucky enough we can easily reduce our discharge from food without being complicated or expensive.

What you choose to eat surely does effect your impact on the climate. It has far much more impact than for example how far the actual food has been shipped. To choose a vegetarian diet is the easiest and most important choice you can make but there´s so much more:

1. Choose a more vegetarian diet 2. Choose meat with care 3. Don´t throw away food 4. Eat organic

Read more on the website of The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation: Click here


Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy explains how PM & Vänner collects and uses your personal
information. It also describes your rights and how you can apply them. It’s important that you understand the
privacy policy and feel safe in our usage of your personal data. You are always welcome to contact us for any

Privacy Disclaimer
PM & Vänner, org. No. 556474-9132 (restaurant) and 556812-1379 (hotel), with address Norrgatan 23, 351 31
Växjö, +46 (0) 470-759700 /, is the personally responsible person for the processing of
personal data.

What is a personal data?
Personal data is any information that can be directly or indirectly related to a person
who is in life. For example: a name, a postal address, phone number, location information, bank details, a photo, an
update in social media, medical information or a computer’s IP address.
Processing of personal data is all that happens with personal data. Any action taken
with personal data is a usage, regardless of whether it is performed automated or not.
Examples of common usages are collection, registration, organization, structuring, storage,
processing, transfer and deletion. For more information about what is a personal task and how to handle them,
please refer to. Data Inspection Board.

How do we collect, manage and store personal data?

Subscription to newsletters
PM & Vänner sends out newsletters to inform you about what’s happening in the business.
News subscribers report their interests, for example, via the company’s website. The subscriber can at any time, on
your own, terminate the mailing of newsletters through a link in all
newsletter. The e-mail addresses in the newsletter list are not used for any purpose other than just the specific

Room, banquet, conference, and restaurant
When booking, contact information is required for PM & Vänner to be able to provide the participant
confirmations, information and the right conditions (for example, special diets). If
the participant does not want to leave his consent, reference is made to a contact that can assist in finding a
solution. The collected information is only used for the booking the participant is making / registering.

Image material for marketing purposes
In case it is possible to distinguish people from the pictures, the person has given oral or written consent. The
person has the right to withdraw his consent at any time by contacting PM & Vänner at the above contact details.
In cases where model agreements have been established, the legal basis for an agreement is applicable.
Images are stored in an image bank, to which the company&8217;s advertising
agency also has access to a large part of the pictures – personal data agreements have been established. The agency
has no rights to distribute the images to third parties or use the images in other contexts than PM & Vänners’

Third parties
We may share your personal data with third parties offering services to us. An example of such a third party
offering services to us is Oaky B.V. We may use the Oaky services to communicate with you and to offer you
specific services and upgrades that relate to your stay with us. Oaky acts as a data processor of your personal data
on behalf of us, with the purpose of offering the Oaky services to us. We require all third party service providers to
respect the security of your personal data, to treat it in accordance with the law and to process your personal data
only in accordance with our instructions.”*
In our hotel booking system, the data is saved for one year.
For table reservations in our restaurants, we have agreements with FoodFriends AB / Waiteraid. In this case,
FoodFriends AB is our personal information officer.
The subject matter of the personal data processing under this Subscription Agreement is WaiterAid, the booking
system we use for table bookings in the restaurants, provided by FoodFriends AB. The treatment is ongoing and
consists of showing and processing bookings in the restaurant, regarding personal details of type name, phone
number and email as well Details of the booking, such as date, time, number and, if applicable booking comments
with ex. guest wishes and allergies.

In Waiteraid, the data is saved for 18 months. Here is more information about Waiteraid and GDPR:

GDPR för WaiterAid

We require that all third party service providers respect the security of your personal data, process them under the
law and process your personal information only in accordance with our instructions.

Your rights
Personal data processing necessary to complete a contract or fulfill a legal obligation
is permitted without consent. To collect and manage your personal data for any other purpose requires that you
consent to the treatment. You leave consent to handling personal data using the services we provide, see more
specific information under the heading &8220;above.
You can choose to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us contact details above. If you revoke your
consent, we will delete them personal data and discontinue the treatment covered by the consent. If you want
information about which personal information we have saved about you, contact us at contact details above.



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Västergatan 10
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph: +46 470 75 97 00

Creative leader and CEO – Per Bengtsson

Hotel Manager – Sanna Johansson

Chief Finance Officer – Monica Carlsson



Storgatan 22
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph +46 470 75 97 00

Please observe we do not accept reservations by email.
Please make your reservationonline here on our website or by phone.

Head Chef – Anders Lauring

Wine Director – Rubén Sanz Ramiro

Head Waiter & Sommelier – Ulrika Bohman

Head Sommelier – Arvid Lundström



Storgatan 24
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph +46 470 75 97 10

Please observe we do not accept reservations by email.
Please make your reservation online here on our website or by phone.

Head Chef – Anders Lauring

Wine Director – Rubén Sanz Ramiro

Bistro Manager – Samuel Sörgårn

Food & Beverage manager – Sebastian Svensson

The bistro is located in the intersection Storgatan/Västergatan



Västergatan 10
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph: 0470-75 97 00

Please be aware that PM & Vänner Hotel
do not accept cash as payment method

Head Chef – Morgan Giraud

Bar Manager – Sara Rönneke



Västergatan 10
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph +46 470 75 97 22

Reservations – Emma Rydén

Head Chef – Anders Lauring

Chef de Cuisine – Morgan Giraud

Our banquet hall can be accessed through the hotel entrance



Norrgatan 23
352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Ph +46 470 75 97 30

Our bakery is located on Norrgatan 23, just around the corner from PM & Vänner Hotel.