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Matty Matheson

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Matty Matheson
BornMatty Matheson
(1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 33)
Saint John, New Brunswick
EducationHumber College (Attended)
Spouse(s)
Trish Spencer (m. 2014)

Matty Matheson (born February 7, 1986) is a Canadian chef and TV host. Notable works of Matheson's include his cookbook entitled "Matty Matheson: A Cookbook" as well as being the television host of Viceland's "Keep it Canada", "It's Suppertime" and "Dead Set on Life".

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick to Stephen and Joan Matheson.[1] Matheson spent his childhood growing up in Fort Erie, Ontario and Parkdale, Toronto. In his teen years, Matheson reportedly [2] snuck into bars as young as 16, got his first tattoo at 17 and got kicked out of high school for fighting.

Career[edit | edit source]

Restaurants[edit | edit source]

Matheson began his professional cooking career at Le Select Bistro [3] in Toronto, where he learned how to make classic French dishes.

In 2006 he moved to "La Palette" [4] and in 2008 he moved to "OddFellows", which has since been closed.

Matheson got his big break in 2010 when he was named the Executive Chef at "Parts and Labour" [5] in Toronto.

TV Shows[edit | edit source]

Beginning in 2014 Matheson hosted Keep it Canada on Vice.[6]

In 2016, Matheson hosted and produced Dead Set on Life on Viceland.[7]

In 2017, Matheson hosted and produced It's Suppertime! on Viceland.[8]

Other Online Appearances[edit | edit source]

Matheson is the host of many instructional cooking shows and entertainment shows for Munchies[9]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Matheson has been married to his high school sweetheart Trish Spencer since August 2014 and has one child named Macarthur, born in March 2016. Matheson has three siblings named Stephen, Adam and Sarah. They were a close-knit and happy family — “a team,” says Matheson. Theirs was the place where all the kids gathered after school and on weekends. Matty was a class clown and the guy who always knew how to take a night to the next level. Matty was grounded a lot and was known as a troublemaker. He and his brother Stephen got into a scrap with the police during Matty's Grade 11 year, during which Matty was pepper-sprayed. During that same year Matty tried Cocaine for the first time. He moved to Toronto in 2000 at age 19 and started as a student in Humber’s[10] cooking program — not because being a chef was a lifelong dream, but because he wanted to live in Toronto and it was the only program in the city that accepted him. He quickly discovered a natural aptitude for butchering meat and whipping up pâtés. With two weeks to go before graduation, Matheson dropped out of Humber to tour Canada with a bunch of his friends who were in a metal band. He was more of a mascot than a roadie — he wasn’t allowed to help carry instruments because he was usually too drunk. Upon returning to Toronto in 2006 he began working at Le Select Bistro and for the next six years he worked at several restaurants until finally landing at Parts and Labour as the executive chef. During this time Matheson continued living a hard-partying lifestyle, which caused problems in his personal and professional life. In June 2012 he suffered a heart attack and upon being released form the hospital he promised Trish and his employers he would stop consuming drugs and hard liquor. Three months later Matheson relapsed and it wasn't until November 2013 that he became sober and entered a 12 step program. [11]

Books[edit | edit source]

Matty will premier his first cookbook titled "Matty Matheson A Cookbook" [12] on October 9, 2018. This debut cookbook is about Matty’s memories of the foods that have defined who he is.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Matheson Bio". Viceland. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. "Matheson Bio". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  3. "Le Select Bistro". Le Select Bistro. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  4. "La Palette". La Palette. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  5. "Parts and Labour". Parts and Labour. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  6. "Keep it Canada". Munchies. 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  7. "Dead Set on Life". IMDB. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  8. "It's Suppertime!". IMDB. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  9. "Munchies Matty Matheson Shows". Munchies. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  10. "Humber". Humber. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  11. "Toronto Life". Toronto Life. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  12. Matheson, Matty (2018-10-09). Matty Matheson A Cookbook. ISBN 978-1419732454.


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