Matty's Little Black Book

Matty Matheson is the burly, cursing tattooed chef from Toronto who doesn't hold back on an opinion. His restaurant Parts and Labour is a hipster's mecca and is part of his growing empire.

In 2011 he co-founded “Group of 7 Chefs”, putting on monthly thematic dinners at various Toronto venues, restaurants and unique locations.

He has a cult following across the world on his instagram account and from his popular TV show Viceland’s “Dead Set On Life” with season 2 being filmed in Australia. 


Hands down and I’m not just saying this…I think Australia pound for pound is the best culinary place I’ve ever been.
— Matty Matheson

The success of other restauranteurs fires me up
— Matty Matheson

Matty’s top food picks

Favourite Bar in the world: Ronnies Local 069, Kensington Market, Toronto.
Favourite local cafe: Sam James coffee bar
Favourite restaurant in the world: Joe Beef in Montreal
Top food destination: Australia
Best dish: Crab by Dan Hong from Mr Wong’s
Favourite food: Pho


Favourite music to cook to

  • Black Sabbath
  • Power Trip
  • Drake

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