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Chef Matthew Ryan
Chef Matthew Ryan

Chef Matthew Ryan

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Introduction: Matthew is an experienced, clean and punctual professional chef who enjoys the opportunity to entertain in the kitchen. You may have enjoyed a meal at one of the restaurants on his resume including Chicago favorites like Longman and Eagle, Dusek’s Board and Beer or Schwa. He can create a unique experience in your home with a custom menu for date night, dinner for the family or a cocktail party. Customers are especially drawn to Matthew's engaging, friendly demeanor while his effortless talent keeps them on their toes, course by course. Matthew has a degree in culinary arts from Kendall College and holds certificates from the American Culinary Federation as well as a ServSafe ® Food Protection Manager Certificate.

Hired 17 times

8 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

1 year in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Thanksgiving

    Approx. $800

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

Exceptional 5.0

14 reviews


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Steve G.

Personal Chef

I've never hired a personal chef before so I thought I would try it for my wife's birthday. Matt was really easy to talk to and fun. The meal was on time and prepared exquisitely. As far as the quality of the food, let me describe the scene. The party of 12 people who are all best friends are speaking loudly and laughing as drinks are poured. The room fell silent as we indulged in the second course. No more conversation. No more laughing. Just the occasional "mmmm" could be heard. Then the steaks came out and every single person did their own version of the "happy food dance". Needless to say, Matt's culinary skills can't be classified as good or even excellent. The meal left us all simply speechless. Thank you again for such a wonderful night.
Mar 13, 2021
Lauren D.

Personal Chef

Chef Matt was phenomenal to work with. He customized a menu for my dad's birthday based off our initial conversation and delivered exactly what he promised. He was very responsive to emails and text messages and was right on time with all of the dishes. The food was delicious and loved by all of us. It was a 5 star restaurant meal, but in the comfort of our home. I would 1000% recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Apr 6, 2021
Chris B.

Personal Chef

We had Chef Matthew over to our house last weekend to help me, my wife, and a small group of friends (8 people total) celebrate my wife's birthday. We could not recommend Matthew highly enough! From the initial conversation, to the custom menu planning (inclusive of a signature cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, three courses with wine pairing, and dessert), to the event itself, everything about the experience Matthew coordinated and executed himself was fantastic and worry free! Matthew is a talented chef who not only put together a delicious and unique Italian dinner for us but also took the time to walk our party through each course explaining the ingredients along with the thoughts behind each course's wine pairing. His knowledge, friendly demeanor, and ability to seamlessly introduce each course to the party without it feeling intrusive really amplified the overall experience. It was a truly special evening we will not soon forget and we would love to have Matthew out again!
Apr 9, 2021
Berenice A.

Personal Chef

I worked with Chef Matthew to put together the perfect birthday dinner for my husband's birthday. Chef Mathew was very responsive and customized our dinner experience based on my feedback. Each dish was perfect, delicious and beautifully presented. It beat a 5-star restaurant experience and exceeded my expectations. We look forward to working with Chef Matthew again!
Mar 8, 2021
Todd B.

Personal Chef

Our dinner experience could not have been better. Over achieved on every expectation. Drinks were awesome, food was outstanding and Chef Matthew is nothing less than a great guy. If you have an event he is the right choice. Thank you again Chef - Amazing work! Will be calling you soon!
Feb 19, 2021
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Matthew Sliwinski


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    A personal chef experience may be more affordable then folks realize. It's important to me to have the guest feel like their experience was a good value.

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

    Customers send their requests however is most convenient. I'll draft a proposal appropriate to the budget and submit it to the customer for review. Then, the customer and I work together to get every detail just right and settle on a price for the event.

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

    I have a culinary degree and 10 years of fine dining restaurant experience.

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