Vancouver, BC Canada
Matthew grew up in Surrey, British Columbia, and is now a proud husband, father, chef, and cookbook author. At 15, Matthew fell in love with cooking. After high school, he followed his passion and graduated from New York’s Culinary Institute of America in 2002. After graduation, he honed his craft at NYC’s famed French restaurant, Lutèce. As executive chef of Sonora Resort in BC from 2004 to 2010, Matthew played an integral role in achieving the coveted Relais & Châteaux designation in 2009. That same year, Matthew also wrote his first cookbook, The Tastes of Sonora Resort which highlighted his signature dishes from his time at the coastal resort. Matthew hopes to open his own restaurant in the future. Currently, he is excited to continue working as a product development chef at Cactus Club Cafe, with a focus on menu development. Matthew is a passionate and focused chef who describes his style as being focused on refined Canadian cuisine with modern techniques.