CHEF | REGIONAL FOOD AMBASSADOR
Matt’s love of food started at an early age. Growing up on a tropical fruit farm on the Sunshine Coast surrounded by fresh produce has influenced his style of cooking throughout his entire career. By the age of 12, he had decided he wanted to be a chef, and 31 years later his passion for the industry he loves only continues to grow by the day.
After many years working in restaurants, and a six year stint owning and running a successful catering company in Noosa, Queensland, Matt now uses his experience and knowledge to promote local producers in his role as the Gympie Regions Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador, as well as traveling to events all over the country to help other regions showcase their “food identity” and show the world what makes their area unique.
He also writes recipes and food columns for various publications and is engaged as a recipe developer by food producers around Australia to create original recipes to help promote their products.
When he’s not busy wearing one of his many chefs hat’s, Matt loves playing music with friends and is a keen long distance runner.