While in high school, Matthew worked in the kitchen of Chef Jean Pierre of Union League in New Haven Ct USA. In 2008 he went on to study culinary and the arts at ICA in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Here is where he staged, trained, and started to grow in the field working with many of top South African chefs. In returning State side at the end of 2010 he became Pastry chef at Heirloom at the Study at Yale Hotel. Staging at some of the top establishments in the world, at 21 years he feels the need to never stop learning, and indulging in new experience and cultures.