From his first job as a busboy at the young age of 13 to line cook at 14, Matt’s passion for the food industry started early. Matt’s love for cooking comes from his mother, his passion has spanned over 20 years of experience in hospitality.
Known for his exuberant energy and dynamic personality, Matt’s passion for food is highlighted in his many ventures including his critically acclaimed Best- Selling cookbook, “The Great Lobster Cookbook” published by Random House, which was followed up by “The Great Shellfish Cookbook” in 2018.
He is also the force behind the ghost kitchen concept “Coast by MDP”, the handcrafted tableware company Spirit Wares, online grocery program- Salt Gourmet Foods and the organic, functional mushroom brand PowerPlant Superfoods!
If this isn’t enough you can catch Matt on Dine and Dash Radio.
Matt is a sought after spokesperson and has done national work with such brands as Budweiser, The Blue Jays, the NFL, Canola Farmers and much more.
Matt regularly appears on National TV as a food expert on The Social, Cityline and Your Morning!
He is the Toronto Blue Jay’s biggest fan and can be found at any sporting event that comes through the city.
Matt’s enthusiasm is infectious! He puts 110% into everything that he does. Whether it is grilling in the backyard, creating something healthy to fuel his busy days or his expertise with seafood- there is nothing that he can’t make delicious!