Get to know me better
I've been cooking my whole life and am very passionate about cooking
I'm a personal chef working for high profile clients in the Beverly Hills, Malibu and surrounding areas .
I've grown up in working restaurants around the world and worked on my craft for over 34 years. I have a wide array of gastronomic skills, from baking breads, doing pastries to preparing a sushi dinner.
I can cater to your needs and create your most memorable meal.
For me, cooking is...
My passion. A never ending learning craft. I'm always amazed at it limitless possibilities
I learned to cook at...
at my father's restaurant with my uncle as the chef. I did go to the culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York
A role model in the kitchen is...
There are so man for me. Some would be Daniel Boulud, Wylie Dufresne, Thomas Kellar
A cooking secret...
Chance favors the prepared mind
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Los Angeles. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Los Angeles for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Los Angeles.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Los Angeles and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Reviews about Matthew
Outstanding. Hired Matthew to prepare a dinner for parents anniversary. Everything was absolutely great, from the food quality and presentation to the conduct and timing of the evening. Really grateful for the fantastic evening he provided. 100% recommend.
Brian Rovner-Apr 19, 2021
Chef Matthew is absolutely amazing! I've had different chef experiences in the past, but he's unlike anyone I've ever worked with. He is more than an expert in his craft, his passion and work with world-renowned chefs shows through in every single ingredient. From his menu to plating, Matthew was easy to work with, went above and beyond and delivered exceptional food. The technique in his cooking makes for a world-class experience, and every dish was creative, refreshing and just as beautiful to look at as they were to eat. Every little detail was so well thought out and his passion for making it a great experience for us was unmatched. Not to mention he's a pleasure to be around. I can not recommend him enough, he's the best!
Hebba Carvajal-Apr 6, 2021
Matt was exceptional! It could not have been better. Every detail was perfect, thank you Matt!
Dustin Shearer-Jan 1, 2021
Matty is great! Very personable, communicative, and also helped create a special moment for the special woman in my life. He allowed us to make something special between her and I. I could not ask for more.
Shaun Miner-Aug 24, 2020
Samuel Cohen-Feb 11, 2020
I have been a restaurateur for 25+ years but did not want to use one of my chefs. It was a risk well taken. Matthew is a fine chef. His food knowledge, enthusiasm and taste was out of this world. I had 10 foodies at my home for a Surprise Bday party. I think I was the most surprised at what a fine meal we had. Many of the guests commented that it was one of the best meals they have ever had anywhere.
Matt took the time to build a menu that suited the crowd. He also took the time to meet up. He stayed in touch prior to the evening to coordinate details of our night. We even all made gnocchi with him. (a special cooking class treat) I
I would like to tell you about my favorite course but literally every course was better than the next; ending with the belle noir dessert which I can still taste. I will use this service again and hope that Matt will be available.
Debbi Singer-Feb 25, 2019
Chef Joey was brilliant, very professional, and the food was amazing.
Lauren Kennaugh-Jan 23, 2019
Chef Matt was amazing! His food was amazing. I've had dinners that cost a lot more or around the same price that didn't taste nearly as good or look as good as Chef Matt's dishes. He was also just a great person in general. My wife and I had a great time interacting with him, and he really made our night together extra special with the wonderful dishes he prepared as well as their presentation. The portion sizes were also great! I'm from Maryland and am pretty particular when comes to crab, and Chef Matt made us some killer crab cakes that any Marylander would love. They were also huge and the lump blue crab he used was delicious!!! Every dish we tried was delicious! I would definitely use Chef Matt's services in the future, and I have recommended Take-a-Chef, as well as Chef Matt to other people I know. This was the first time I used a personal Chef service and I gotta say, Chef Matt knocked it out of the park on all levels. Professionalism, Quality, Taste, Presentation, Personality....he's got it all!!! Book him you won't be dissapointed!!! Thanks again Chef Matt, looking forward to next time!!
Kenneth Trollinger-Dec 11, 2018
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