The honour was formally bestowed on Matt at a BCF lunch on Sunday 24th April at which Matt said: “I am very proud and humbled to be elected to such a respected position and I am very much looking forward to the challenges and objectives that lie ahead in helping to promote culinary skills to keep the BCF in the forefront of the industry. The UK has a rich supply of exceptionally talented chefs and through the diligence of the Federation it is hoped that these skills will continue to improve and flourish.”
The British Culinary Federation is driven by a commitment to achievement, training and quality, with a generous portion of ambition and a passion for competition thrown into the recipe, helping make the British food industry one of the most celebrated in the world.
Matt has held his role in The Lewis Partnership for over 17 years and oversees the operation of their kitchens at their five award winning properties: The Moat House, Acton Trussell; The Swan, Stafford; The Dog & Doublet Inn, Sandon; The Red Lion, Bradley and The Bear Grill, Stafford
Before joining The Lewis Partnership, Matt started his career as a stagiaire in 1984 at the Savoy in London prior to spending eight years under the wing of Michelin starred chef, Andreas Antona.