Chef Karlsson was born in 1966 in Kung Karl, Sweden.
In her earlier days she traveled throughout Europe and Australia and worked in the hospitality industry. In 1993 she served in a Private Villa for five years as Operation Manager. Following this experience, she decided to join the yachting industry in 1998 onboard the 54m M/Y Sarafsa. She was responsible for the interior maintenance, including food and beverage service. After having a good education and attending courses in food and beverage, she became Chef onboard the 55m private M/Y Rio Rita, where she catered for the Owner, VIP guests and a crew of 12. For two years she worked as a Seasonal Chef in Villas on the French Riviera with different agencies and catering companies. In April 2009, Chef Karlsson was offered the position of Chef onboard M/Y PLUS TOO. She lives in Valbonne, France.
She speaks fluent Swedish and English, conversational French and basic German.