MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services
MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services

MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services

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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. You will get a personalized menu within 24 hours depending on how adventurous you feel. We are accepting parties of up to 20 guests at the moment. We look forward to take over your next event!

Hired 3 times

Serves Long Beach, CA

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10 employees

3 years in business

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  • Italian birthday

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

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Thumbtack Customer

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 Private Chef and Catering Services's reply
We appreciate your recommendation Angelica! We are pleased knowing your boyfriend had a birthday to remember.
Sep 30, 2021
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Carl A.

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.
Nov 12, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

Chef Jimmy Matiz curated such a wonderful Italian birthday dinner for us all. We really loved his energy, the passion & attention to detail he put into the food. He was very easy to communicate with at the beginning and really made sure that everything was on point before the event. The day of the event arrived, he was on time with an amazing server to help out during the event and he got to cooking and really made the experience so delightful. We will be definitely having Jimmy come back to cook us up another feast for another event and we cannot wait to recommend him to all of our friends. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience Chef Jimmy. Much love from all of us!
MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services's reply
Thank you for your kind words Monica, we really enjoyed serving such an exclusive dinner for you and your guests. Looking forward to your next experience!
Oct 4, 2021
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Claire S.

Hired Chef Jimmy Matiz for a small birthday party I was throwing and needed some finger foods for the event. My guests had a lot of different dietary restrictions and Chef Jimmy worked with me to make sure all my guests had something not only visually delicious but also appetizers that are to die for. It shows that his training in top restaurants has paid off in terms of his versatility, experience, and flavors. Definitely will be my go to for future parties.
MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services's reply
It was a pleasure to cater your event Claire! Always ready to put together whatever vision comes to your mind. Thank you from the Matiz Catering team.
Aug 31, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

We hired this service for a dinner with investors, it was incredible, we closed the deal
MATIZ Private Chef and Catering Services's reply
Thank you for your review! It is our mission to provide our clients with the tools necessary to reach their goals.
Sep 30, 2021
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Jimmy Andres Matiz Quiroga


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It is my duty as Chef to understand what my client is looking for. Next I offer a sample menu based on what I got and what I can offer and adjust as needed. From there and until the event is finished I take care of everything and make the process as smooth and effortless as possible for the client.

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

    Culinary Arts Associate Degree Hospitality and business management Science of cooking at Harvard 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. I have been a guest 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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