With more than a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, Matthew Ryder brings a zealous and diverse culinary background to every dish he plates. Ryder began his career in the restaurant industry at just 14 years-old, washing dishes and learning to love the gratification behind delivering a fantastic meal. He experienced several facets of restaurant operations – including bussing, serving and cooking on the line – before attending Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C., where he obtained an associate degree in Culinary Applied Sciences. Following graduation, Ryder dove further into the kitchen as chef consultant, head chef, sous chef, and most recently Executive Chef at the former Upscale Italian Restaurant, Donetto in Atlanta. Ryder enjoys expressing his artistic and culinary passions through inspired and intelligent menus.
Caroline Gutierrez, a Miami native, left a decade ago to pursue her interests. It was in that time she found her true passion, in food. Whilst living in Los Angeles, Gutierrez came to realize food is where her future lies and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu. Immediately immersing herself to become a Chef, she began earning her stripes in Michelin tiered restaurants before and after graduation. She has worked in the top restaurants in Los Angeles, Spain, and most recently as a Private Chef serving the families of Atlanta. Caroline has worked her way through the kitchen hierarchy from commiss to head chef, before beginning her own business in Atlanta. Gutierrez is an ever learning chef with a “use all” no-waste mentality, she loves to express herself in the kitchen, bringing comfort food with a global twist to every plate she presents.
Between the two they have a versatile knowledge that spans many cuisines, giving the ability for personalized menu making. From a Tasting Menu dinner for 2 to a casual evening with family and friends, Caroline and Matthew will create an unforgettable experience!
Caroline and Matthew made dinner for a party at my place last year and their food was some of the best I've ever had. I wish they were still in California otherwise I'd hire them every week."
"What I asked for was dinner for 8, friends and family. what we received was an exceptional experience. The food tasted delicious, Caroline and Matthew were a pleasure to work with. Definitely recommend and will be using them over and over again."
"They were amazing from start to finish."