|Born||February 7, 1982|
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Trish Matheson Spencer|
Matthew James Matheson (born February 7, 1982) is a Canadian chef and internet personality. He was the executive chef of Parts & Labour, a restaurant located in Toronto, Canada, which permanently closed on January 1, 2019. Matheson regularly appeared on Vice's show Munchies. He previously hosted Viceland's It's Suppertime! and Dead Set on Life.
Matheson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick to engineer Stephen and waitress Joan Matheson. The family lived in Nova Scotia until Matheson turned 11, when they moved to Fort Erie, Ontario. Before moving to Ontario Matheson had grown up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, however the family left the church when leaving Nova Scotia. Matheson's grandfather was a restaurateur and former RCMP officer from Prince Edward Island, the family having roots in PEI dating back to the 1700s. His grandfather owned and operated The Blue Goose restaurant in DeSable, where Matty would spend his summers.
Matheson moved to Toronto in 2000 and attended Humber's cooking program. He found he had a talent for butchering meat, and after a short stint on tour as a roadie for his friends' metal band, Matheson continued his culinary career.
Early culinary career
Matheson began working at Le Sélect Bistro under chef Rang Nguyen who taught him French culinary techniques. In 2006, Matheson was hired at the restaurant, La Palette. In 2010, Matheson became executive chef at the new Parts & Labour restaurant. His recognition, along with his outgoing and wild personality, would lead to his appearance on the online show Munchies by Vice Media.
On-screen career, cookbooks, and restaurateurship
In March 2020, Matheson and artist Alex 2Tone, co-founder of streetwear brand Born X Raised, started a podcast, titled Powerful Truth Angels, with producer Jason Nelken.
In April 2021, Matheson was signed with Endeavor (formerly William Morris/Endeavor). He also partnered to open a new pop-up restaurant in Toronto called Birria Balam, specializing in the Mexican dish Birria.
Matheson married his long-time girlfriend Trish Spencer in 2014. Together, they have three children: MacArthur (born in 2016), Rizzo (born in 2018), and Ozzy (born in 2020).
Matheson has had a history of past substance abuse. Matheson first tried cocaine in grade 11. His regular use of the drug would lead him to a heart attack at the age of 29. After his heart attack, he quit using drugs and alcohol at the end of 2013. Seven months after becoming sober, Matheson shot his first episode of Keep It Canada.
|2014–2015||Keep It Canada with Matty Matheson||Himself - Host||6 Episodes (Web Series)|
|2016–2017||VICE: Essentials||Narrator||Episode: Forever Young|
|Dead Set on Life||Himself - Host||3 Seasons, 24 Episodes total|
|2017–2018||It's Suppertime!||Himself - Host||1 Season, 24 Episodes|
|2018||The Burger Show (First We Feast)||Himself - Judge||Season 1 Episode 4|
|Workin' Moms||Mams||Episode: Consent
Episode: The Holy Hole
|2019–present||Just a Dash||Himself - Host||YouTube (Web Series)|
|2020||Matty and Benny Eat Out America||Himself - Host (with Benny Blanco)||YouTube (Web Series)|
|2020||Home Style Cookery||Himself - Host||YouTube (Web Series)|
|2021||Stupid Fucking Cooking Show||Himself - Host (with Benny Blanco)||YouTube (Web Series)|
|2021||Cookin' Something with Matty Matheson||Himself - Host||YouTube (Web Series)|
|2016–2017||Dead Set on Life||24 Episodes|
|2017–2018||It's Suppertime!||24 Episodes|
|2017–2018||It's Suppertime!||24 Episodes|
|2016||Hot Ones||Season 2 Episode 22|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||Season 15 Episode 44|
|2018||Late Night with Seth Meyers||Season 5 Episode 77|
|The Social||1 Episode|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Season 16 Episode 167|
|2019||The Burger Show (First We Feast)||Binging with Babish and Matty Matheson's Krabby Patty-Inspired Burger Throwdown|
|2021||Craig of the Creek||Season 3 Episode 28|
- Matty Matheson: A Cookbook. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 2018. ISBN 978-1-4197-3245-4.
- Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 2020. ISBN 978-1-4197-4748-9.
- Wilson, Jill (2018-11-30). "Recipe for success". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Mok,Tanya (2018-11-22). "Parts & Labour is closing after 10 years in Toronto". blogTO. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
- Shea, Courtney (2016-07-07). "The life (and near-death) of bad-boy chef Matty Matheson". Toronto Life. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- "Mac & Cheese Tuna Casserole | Home Style Cookery with Matty Matheson" – via www.youtube.com.
- "The life (and near-death) of bad-boy chef Matty Matheson". Toronto Life. July 7, 2016.
- "Matty Matheson on Growing Up Mormon and Being Excommunicated" – via www.youtube.com.
- "Kosher Montreal". Youtube. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
- Matheson, Matty (2018). Matty Matheson: A Cookbook. New York City: Abrams. p. 19-20. ISBN 9781419732454.
- Mckay, Gretchen (2018-10-05). "Let's eat: Matty Matheson's Italian wedding soup". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Lam, Francis (2018-12-13). "When in Canada: Matty Matheson shares his family holiday food traditions". The Splendid Table. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Dubé, Kris (2018-12-11). "Fort Erie chef getting prepped for Jimmy Kimmel appearance". StCatharinesStandard.ca. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- "MATTY MATHESON: A COOKBOOK". abramsbooks.com. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Erickson, Nate (2018-10-09). "Matty Matheson's Perfect Breakfast Is Four Slices of Bologna, an Egg, and a Slice of American Cheese". Esquire. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- "It's Time to Meet Your Maker: Maker Pizza". 2015-12-15.
- "Toronto pizza fans go to war with burger chain".
- "Matty Matheson's Food Is Imperfect, F*cked Up, and Real". HYPEBEAST.
- "Choose Your Own Adventure with Matty Matheson's New Cookbook". September 27, 2020.
- "Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery" – via abramsbooks.com.
- Crowley, Chris (September 25, 2020). "Matty Matheson Reveres the Chicken-Finger Sub". Grub Street.
- "Chef, TV Personality Matty Matheson Signs With WME (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 1, 2021.
- "Matty Matheson launches burger pop-up stand in Trinity Bellwoods". torontosun.