• Private Chef Matthew Los Angeles
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Modern American

Signature dish:  

Chicken Ballentine, pirogi

About Me

Matthew started his career as a Chef at the age of 14 as a dishwasher in his Father’s restaurant.  He continued to work in the restaurant business for five years before attending the Culinary Institute of America  and graduated in 1991. Matthew worked at the prestigious Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fl for his extern. After graduating from the CIA, Matthew returned back to Miami to worked at the famed Mark’s Place to start his professional culinary career.  During Matthew’s 6 years in Miami, he has worked for Allen Susser, Mark Millitello and Micheal Swartz.
In 1998 Matthew traveled to Budapest, Hungary to become the Personal Chef for the American Embassy.  He returned back to the states in 2000 to continue his training as a Chef.  He then decided to travel and his next stop was in Colorado to worked at the Aspen Meadows Center as Pastry Chef in Aspen.  Following the seasons, Matthew traveled to work on Nantucket Island, Vail and Aspen.  In 2007 Matthew became the Chef of the award winning Osprey Point Inn.  He was responsible for developing the wine program as well as the Catering dept.  Durning his tenure, Matthew organized 13 weddings, over 100 special events, cooked on Member’s boats as well as client’s homes.   Recently Matthew relocated to California and has been working as a private chef in beverly Hills, Santa Barbara and Monticeto.
Matthew’s 30 years in the restaurant business as a chef, Pastry chef, baker and caterer makes him a valuable asset in a home.  He has traveled the globe and has a valid passport.  Matthew has recently relocated back to the West Coast and is based in Los Angeles. Over the last 5 years being a resident of Los Angeles, he has cooked for a plethora of high end clients such as British pop stars, Athletes, Royalty and the VIP clientele. He’s traveled to the Middle East, Europe and Canada, he’s worked on yachts but in the end, he lives to cook.
Also, matthew has been Covid Vaccinated.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (12)

  • Chef Matthew and his team were fantastic! On time, clean, friendly and most important, the food was incredible. 10/10 would work with him and his team again!

    • Worked on April 29, 2023
  • Matthew is a great chef and the food was delicious. It was so nice being able to enjoy the party with my guests instead of toiling in the kitchen.

    • Worked on June 19, 2021
  • Matthew was wonderful and very animated / energetic!

    He did a cooking lesson for all of us and walked us through each step. He gave us hints and tips throughout the entire evening that we are able to use in the future!

    Would highly recommend Matthew for a fun and interactive dining experience.

    Food was absolutely delicious!

    Thanks Matthew!

    • Worked on September 19, 2020
  • Best restaurant in the world!
    Chef Matthew provides a very exciting experience full of enthusiastic education, entertainment, and enticing delicacies! Through, prompt, and delicious. Taught me how to use my ice cream maker and what to do with the passion fruit that keep falling off our bush... then Prepared a delicious Beef Wellington feast; customizing everything from apps to deserts and including purées for our infant!!!

    I wait 14 to post a review, as our families primary concern was finding a chef that complied with all the cdc recommend Covid criteria, Matthew understood and assured us he had remained current on screenings and practices and would have no issues wearing a mask at all possible times... which he did and we’re all still healthy!
    Thank you Matthew and T@H!

    • Worked on August 8, 2020
  • I thought Matthew was wonderful. We enjoyed watching Matthew prepare a lot of the food as he instructed us on how to make certain things. We had lots of things to taste as he was cooking. The quality of food was wonderful, his service was great he cleaned up everything before he left and he was just a lot of fun to be around. I would highly recommend him

    • Worked on August 2, 2020
  • Matthew did a great job of keeping the family entertained! He hosted a very interactive dinner with the kids in the family, teaching them about Japanese cuisine. The dishes were incredible too, and very well presented.

    • Worked on July 13, 2020
  • Matthew was so incredible..allowed me full control of the menu while he provided amazing ideas and options..the food was so amazing and he made it a night my wife and I won’t forget

    • Worked on February 6, 2020
  • I would give Matt 10 stars if I could. EVERYTHING about the process was an A+ experience for me. Matt was very responsive to all my requests and emails and worked with me closely to develop the menu. He showed up on time with everything we needed, he was professional yet very down-to-earth and had some great stories. The food was beyond amazing, every course better than the last. And, by the time he left, you couldn't tell he had ever been there, every counter top was spotless.

    Highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for an amazing meal with everything handled by a real pro.

    • Worked on February 14, 2020
  • Matt was great. Prepared everything. Cleaned up. Went above and beyond. Delicious.

    • Worked on October 24, 2019
  • Chef Matthew was awesome. First, his food was beyond delicious. His presentation and explanation of each meal served was explained and prepared perfect. His personality was professional and humorous. I can't wait to use him again.

    • Worked on February 24, 2019
  • Matthew was amazing. He seemed to really enjoy his job and was eager to answer cooking/prep questions while he was working. Definitely not a stuffy chef. His menu was delightful and made people try new things that they actually loved, roasted beets, edamame hummus but the quinoa cakes with tomato jam... OMG big hit. Would definitely use Matthew again.

    • Worked on December 7, 2018
  • Wow! We were so happy we chose Matt to create an amazing dining experience for our dinner party. My family and our guests loved both Matt and his cuisine.

    Matt made sure to liaise with us beforehand to understand exactly what we wanted; he went above and beyond with nice little touches for our kids; he made sure to let us know that we didn't need to do anything at all during the entire night; and he is just a super chill, fun and genuinely entertaining personality (if he was cooking for us, we'd love to have him as a guest at our dinner party!).

    We'd definitely hire Matt again in an instant, and strongly recommend him to anyone seeking to have an amazing meal experience at home.

    5-stars. You're awesome Matt!

    • Worked on October 6, 2018