MATIZ Catering and private Chefs
MATIZ Catering and private Chefs

MATIZ Catering and private Chefs

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Introduction: Cooking is a passion, an art, a language, an expression of love for others. A special event is memorable when the food, people, music and connexions dance together. Chef Jimmy Matiz has had the pleasure to experience food and cultures of all around the world for over a decade. Starting out in Canada, passing through Thailand, Colombia and Spain. Performing events of up to a thousand guests and working beside renowned Chefs like Michael Mina in San Francisco, The Roca Brothers in Spain and refining skills in one of the best restaurants in the world with three Michelin stars; featured as “the best of the best category” in the 50 world’s best restaurants awards. We believe that you are what you eat. Farm to table and the freshest ingredients are always our choice. Highlighting the beauty of SoCal ingredients, our food is modern and beautifully plated, but more important, it is full of flavor and freshness. Our focus is on you and your guests. We cook like we are cooking for family every single time. Offering a one of a kind experience with skills and passion for what Chefs do best, create memories through dinning experiences. Hosting an event can be a lot and this is where we come in, a smooth service where everyone is enjoying the party. No need to worry about the mess and shopping around; be a guest at your own event and create memories. Allergies and special dietary requirements are our priority. Contact us with all the details and you will receive a personalized menu and quote within 24 hours. We look forward to take over your next event!

Hired 8 times

Serves Long Beach, CA

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10 employees

4 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Kevin K.
Dec 24, 2021

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TLDR: Chef Jimmy, Angie and our server Kadie were top notch and the night was amazing! FULL REVIEW: We decided to have a long overdue holiday friend reunion and the best date that worked for us all was only two weeks away and I'm so glad we found Chef Jimmy. To start we had a quick call to go through what I was looking for and from there, everything was smooth. In no time, I was connected with Angie on his team and they got us all set up, went through all the options they offered and they always made our event feel special and you could sense the excitement they had for the menu and making our night memorable. We decided to go with their experience package and boy am I glad we did. It made the night super easy because everything was provided - custom holiday printed menus, name tags, plates, cutlery - the whole nine yards. They even gave us wine pairing suggestions to go with each meal, including bottles we already had, and sent us links to the bottles they suggested which made it super easy to order and have ready for the night. Highly recommend going this route. Chef Jimmy recommended a menu and I honestly had nothing to change. One of the great things was we had two options for proteins - a sirloin steak and a halibut - so my guests who didn't eat red meat had an option. We also had a couple friends who were pregnant and he was very accommodating for them too. The night of, from the moment Chef Jimmy and Kadie showed up, we knew it was going to be a great night. They were very warm and excited to dive in and got to work right away. Kadie was top class - always making sure we were taken care of and our wine glasses were full. Chef Jimmy introduced the menu at the top of the night and then it was just hours of deliciousness. Every single meal from the appetizers to the dessert was amazing and things that we normally wouldn't see on a menu which made it even better. I can't recommend Chef Jimmy, Kadie and Angie enough and will definitely be calling back for any future events! P.S. - We are the worst at taking photos. We wanted to take more but we just got lost in the magic of the night.

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Thumbtack Customer
Sep 30, 2021

From Google

From Google

Chef Jimmy catered an amazing birthday party I organized for my boyfriend. I had never used a personal chef before so I didnt know what to expect, but they guided me start to finish!I wanted some hors dheuvres and a seated spanish dinner and he just exceeded all our expectations. The food not only beautifully plated tasted incredible and really showed his expertise on the area. A couple of my guests couldnt resist and also booked him for their events lol. He will definitely be my go to for future occasions.
MATIZ Catering and private Chefs's reply
We appreciate your recommendation Angelica! We are pleased knowing your boyfriend had a birthday to remember.
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Hal W.
May 22, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

We were planning a small wedding at our house and needed a caterer who was creative and professional. We found Jimmy Matiz Online and contacted them. The response was immediate an incredibly professional. My wife talked to Jimmy a number of times and settled on the Perfect menu for our group. We had the wedding last night, and the food could not have been better… People were raving about the pizza, the Gyoza, the salmon skewers, the sliders and virtually everything. On top of that, Jimmy and his staff were amazing! Could not have been more helpful and more professional. Not only would we use them again, I can’t wait to find another event so we can bring them back in!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • American - casual • Italian • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Katrina M.
Mar 28, 2022
I couldn’t explain with words how amazing the experience was. The entire team was very responsive from the beginning going through every detail, to make sure we were having the wedding of our dreams. After talking to a lot of caterers and with so many options we decided to go with Chef Jimmy’s expertise. It’s known that weddings food is always expensive and also very basic, so that was our biggest fear. But when we met the team and tasted the food we knew this was something else, the prices are just above average but the food is absolutely incredible. The service was smooth, friendly and we felt like they cared about our wedding just as much as we did. Can’t recommend Chef Jimmy and his team enough!
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Carl A.
Nov 12, 2021
There guys made my event absolutely incredible. The food looks amazing, better than many great restaurants I’ve been to, and the experience overall is just incomparable. The process is very personal and efficient, they take care of everything, just make sure you tell them as much as you can so they have a better idea of what you want. Not for every budget but totally worth it.
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It is our duty to understand what our client is looking for. We offer a sample menu based on what you are envisioning and what we can offer and adjust as needed. From there and until the event is finished we take care of everything and make the process as smooth and effortless as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    The entire team at Matiz Catering has plenty of training on private events and Michelin Star experience. Our executive Chef Jimmy Matiz has extensive experience in world class gastronomy: -Culinary Arts Associate Degree at Gato Dumas -Hospitality and business management at Art Institute of Vancouver -Science of cooking at Harvard University through EdX -Mediterranean ingredients and modern techniques at University of Barcelona

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    There is a lot of good looking food, but it isn’t always flavorful. We have been guests at upscale restaurants before and have been disappointed too.Great cooking is only achievable with true passion and love for what we do. Find a Chef in love with his proffesion.

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