Matt grew up with cooking all around. If he wasn’t in the kitchen watching intently what was going on and trying to help out, he was watching the food network. At his earliest opportunity he started taking whatever courses and electives he could in school and trying to soak up all of the flavours, cooking techniques and plating skills he could.
From as far back as Matt can remember he wanted to cook, although his first few jobs were in retail, Matt’s main goal was to get into the culinary industry. Matt was able to join the culinary program at Camosun College in the beginning of 2014 and this is where he was able to go on his first work experience. Although he was already working in a restaurant kitchen by that point, Matt was looking to expand his horizons and spent days combing through the possible kitchens to do his work experience in. Matt was instantly intrigued by Vista 18 due to the fresh ingredients, local focus and a menu that is ever being refined and new items being tested. Matt was given a chance to do his work experience under Executive Chef Garrett Schack and Chef de Cuisine Mike Dunlop and after an impressive performance was able to stay on.
Matt brings his passion for food and learning with him everyday and continues to say how happy he is to be doing what he always wanted to – cook.
Matt has been a part of the Chateau Victoria family since June of 2014.
Inspired by Flavours & Items from Vancouver Island
local prawns, red onion, chilis, cucumber & avocado
Local Smoked Sockeye & Toast
red onion brioche, lemon cream cheese spread
Green Apple Ginger Shot
Deconstructed Pork Kebab
grilled pork medallions, organic bell peppers, sweet white onion
& fresh summer garden slaw
Nanaimo “Bar” Macaroon
$59/pp taxes & gratuity not included