Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 11:00am – Noon
Program Title: Shrimp N Grits N All That S— with WhereYaAtMatt
Description: We are thrilled to welcome Matthew Lewis, Chef and Host of WhereYaAtMatt, to the PCMA PNW virtual stage! Chef Matt will be sharing his incredible BBQ Shrimp recipe, while we interview him on his unique journey, what direction he sees the food and beverage industry going, and how we – event professionals – can better support Black-owned businesses, like WhereYaAtMatt, through our events.
Bio: Growing up in New Orleans, he was always happy to help his mom and grandmother in the kitchen. Standing on a stool so that he could see over the counter, he learned a lot of the traditional Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and étouffée. One of his favorite memories was going fishing with his grandfather and dad and coming back home and having a good ol’ southern fish fry. These simple delicacies have added flavor to his life and inspired him to share his passion by teaching others that cooking can be easy and fun and that anyone can do it.
After graduating from the CIA, Matthew worked at The Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, WA; Scott Staples of Restaurant Zoe, a premier Northwest restaurant; Canlis, a landmark Seattle restaurant and the birthplace of Northwest Cuisine; and Toulouse Petit.
Matthew is a loving father, and regularly tests his recipes through dinner parties and church auctions, reaching out to the Seattle community sharing his knowledge and love for cooking.