• Private Chef Matthew Chicago
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Modern American
  • Southern

Signature dish:  

Fresh Agnolotti Pasta

About Me

I’m an experienced, clean and punctual professional chef who enjoys the opportunity to make someone’s day a little better by helping in the kitchen. You may have enjoyed a meal at one of the restaurants on my resume including local favorites like Longman and Eagle, Dusek’s Board and Beer or Schwa. Let me create a unique experience in your home with a custom menu for date night, dinner for the family or a cocktail party. For clients looking for more discreet service, I can provide help with meal prep and planning for a busy household. Thank you for your consideration and hopefully we’ll meet soon!

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (11)

  • It was a great evening! Highly recommended

    • Worked on April 26, 2024
  • Chef Matt did an incredible job putting everything together for my wife's birthday dinner (8 people)! He gave a very detailed proposal, was very communicative, showed up on time with everything, and was exceedingly professional and friendly throughout the evening. All of the cocktails, apps, and courses were very impressive and our kitchen was spotless when left. Would certainly use him again!

    • Worked on April 5, 2024
  • We could not have asked for things to go more smoothly. We requested a celebratory family dinner for 12 adults and 4 children (ranging in age from 2 to 14). In a few days, Chef Matt came back with a proposal that fit the bill perfectly. We touched base via phone a couple of days prior to the event to fine tune things.

    Chef Matt arrived an hour and a half prior to our guests to get his dishes started….and EVERYTHING was delicious! From the unique cocktail, yummy hot appetizers, three course dinner to dessert, all dishes were layered with flavor and presented beautifully. Matt made kid friendly items for the littles and also provided a tasting plate so they could sample some of the grownup dishes. The flow of the evening was perfect, allowing us to really relax, enjoy the flavors and each other’s company.

    All we provided was the flatware and glasses, as well as our own wine and champagne. Chef Matt brought everything else. In addition to preparing all the food, he served us at the table, and left the kitchen spotless. So organized, talented and gracious to boot! It was an amazing evening that we will never forget. Thanks, Chef Matt!

    • Worked on November 6, 2021
  • It was such a pleasure working with Chef Matthew and assistant Ryan. We had several dietary restrictions (pregnant, vegan, keto, kid friendly) and Chef was able to accommodate them all. The meal was planned and timed out perfectly for 12 guests. Everything was delicious. Our guests continued to talk about what a wonderful experience it was even several days after the event. We can’t wait to do this again!

    • Worked on September 11, 2021
  • Matt ensures a fantastic experience across the board. Collaborative menu creation, flawless timing and execution of the meal, and meticulous clean up. I recommend him highly and will have him back!

    • Worked on July 9, 2021
  • We had the most special and unique experience with chef Matthew! It was for my 26 birthday party (12 of us total) and Chef Matt made us a cocktail, appetizers, a pasta, main course, cheese plate and dessert. Our mouths were watering the whole time and we licked our plates clean. He was so fun to talk to and ask questions the whole night. My friends and I will never forget our special night with Chef Matt and will never forget the amazing food. Thanks for making my birthday so special, highly recommend and we will definitely be hiring chef Matt again.

    • Worked on April 16, 2021
  • Matt was fantastic. The platform and the way payment is collected by the chef is awkward. I think you could improve the experience for that.

    • Worked on April 16, 2021
  • Could not have ask for a better experience. Chef Matthew showed up on time, with everything needed, and excited to walk us through cocktails and menus. I'm the only one in the group with a gluten allergy, so he printed out a special menu for me with accommodations and it was delicious. THANK you Chef Matthew for making a Quarantine Birthday so perfect!

    • Worked on March 27, 2021
  • Chef Matt was on time (in a snow storm), professional and he prepared us an incredible French meal. It was my husband’s birthday dinner and he also printed custom menus for us to follow. The food was so good we wanted to lick our plates! Chef Matt definitely made our evening special.

    • Worked on January 30, 2021
  • On a special night for my wife and me (our 10 year anniversary, on New Years Eve), we couldn’t have asked for Chef Matt to provide us with a better meal or experience. During the reservation process, I appreciated that Chef Matt was responsive and willing to work with me to prepare a surprise menu with my wife’s favorite dishes. On the night of, Chef Matt prepared an outstanding dinner, with great ingredients that paired well and popped at every bite. He engaged with us throughout the evening, and we really enjoyed his company. As you can tell, we highly recommend Chef Matt!

    • Worked on December 31, 2020
  • Chef Matt is spectacular! This was my first experience with table at home and he completely exceeded any and all expectations. He called me once I accepted his proposal so we could figure out a few details. The meal that Matt prepared was incredible(!) and all of the dishes were something I’ve never had before, which was a goal we had discussed. This was the best gift I could think of for my fiancé’s Christmas gift and Chef Matt helped cater it to something unique and, ultimately, precious. An experience in our new home that we won’t forget.

    Matt is polite & sociable. We had great conversations while he was preparing dinner (completely derailing any thoughts I had about it possibly feeling awkward, haha). He and my fiancée ended up knowing a few of the same people which was cool. He also cleaned up our kitchen after he was done cooking.

    Hire Matt for your event. I can’t say enough positive things about the dinner we had.

    (“....Hire Matt....”
    - your inner voice).

    • Worked on January 2, 2021