Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Matt’s family escaped and immigrated to Canada and formed a unique appreciation of the freedoms this country offers.
Since his early days, creating meals with his mother, Matt’s appetite for exploring through the plate has not weaned. This brought Matt to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris Cooking School.
His drive in culinary was strong, but Matt delved into opportunities allowing him to experience Canada’s North, in Iqualit and learning the indigenous staples and ways.
Since opening Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay, NS, he has steadily earned acclaim through awards and articles in national and international press.