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.
Overview

Hired 60 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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1 employee

4 years in business

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  • Matt was a breeze to work with and absolutely blew

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Reviews

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

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Ethan S.
Dec 4, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Matt was simply incredible. Incredibly professional and personable (which was a must for an in-home, family event). He had some awesome recommendations and accommodated a few last minute requests. Everything he prepared was incredibly delicious.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Breakfast or brunch • American - Southern • I'm flexible • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • I'm flexible

Wedding and Event Catering
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Alexandru A.
Oct 16, 2023
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Chef Matt was fantastic - he proposed a really great menu, and handled it like a pro. We had a group of 15-20, and he cooked a fantastic brunch for us. Would recommend him any time.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Breakfast or brunch • Alcoholic drinks • American - casual • I'm flexible • I'm flexible • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Elizabeth F.
Sep 22, 2022
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I was beyond impressed with Chef Matthew Ryan. He made the entire process--from our first phone call to the meal itself--SO easy and fun. He was incredibly professional and responsive during the preliminary discussions around the menu, from our group's dietary issues to our taste preferences. He and his team were also seamless once they arrived--they even went above and beyond in cleaning up along the way and serving us water/cocktails throughout and explaining the menu to our group, things we didn't even expect them to do. I would recommend him anytime and would hire him for other events. The overall value was also incredible.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Gluten free or celiac • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ashley R.
Jun 27, 2022
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Matt & Ryan bartended a 25th anniversary party for my family & I - they were the highlight of the entire event by far! They were so professional, courteous and knowledgeable about all the cocktails they created. They helped me to develop a menu of delicious drinks, poured & distributed champagne for a toast & Chef Matt even helped cut the cake! Can’t believe we lucked out having them for our event - they’re the best in the business and we’d hire them again!

Details: 76 - 100 guests • Special occasion • Low key / casual • Private residence • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed

Bartending
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Claire g.
Mar 6, 2023
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I hired Chef Matt for a Christmas experience for my family. It was our first experience with a private chef and I wish we didn't wait this long! Chef Matt was super personable and knowledgeable! The food was amazing quality and we loved every single thing. Even my sister who is a picky eater, this definitely will not be our last time using him. Thank you Matt!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - casual • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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