Chef Matt brings 20 years of culinary and hotel management experience from various Mobil and Five-Star properties throughout the United States and Paris. Prior to joining Malibu and Vine, he was the chef/partner at Monettes on the Big Island in Hawaii. He also opened DishAspen in Colorado where he was featured in various publications including Wine Spectator, Esquire and USA Today. In addition, Chef Matt was twice recognized as one of America’s Best Hotel Chefs by the James Beard Foundation during his 12 years with Ritz Carlton. This is one of the highest honors among food professionals.