Welcome to Chef Matt’s Food
I created this website to share the recipes and signature flavors of the food I love to create! I want to inspire families, young cooks and chefs to create dishes full of amazing flavor and nutrition. I am a U.S. Army veteran, seasoned professional chef and currently a Culinary Instructor at a local college. I was brought up cooking very young in my mom’s kitchen. I have cooked and loved cooking since I was old enough to see the oven burners! As time went on, my knowledge of cooking increased through my travels around the world. I was stationed overseas in Korea and the Middle East among others and got to learn a lot through world class chefs. I wish to share my favorite dishes and ideas with you while offering advice on techniques and tips to make amazing food from scratch. I went on to attend Johnson & Wales University and earned an associates in culinary arts, a bachelors in culinary & hospitality management and a masters in business. I was also employed by Johnson & Wales teaching young chefs the skills of the trade. I have learned to find my place and comfort in making culinary dishes to inspire. I have a lot in store for everyone including videos, how –to demos, tips and tricks coming in the very near future.
Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you enjoy it!
Visit my online store for purchase of signature sauces and seasonings! In the coming weeks I will announce a special on a “limited” sauce creation that involves Carolina reaper and chocolate bhut. This sauce is estimated to be 2.0 million scoville. ( i.e. HOT but flavor first).
I am always willing to give advice and help. If you ever want to know how to make anything or need an idea for a dish, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
As a reference, I have here the heat index according to scoville units for the peppers I use in these sauces.
Here are the rankings of a couple of common peppers on the Scoville Scale.
- 2.2 million SHU: Carolina Reaper pepper
- 1.3 million SHU: Naga Viper pepper
- 1 million SHU: Ghost pepper
- 500,000 SHU: Red Savina pepper
- 100,000–350,000 SHU: Habanero pepper; Scotch bonnet pepper
- 30,000 – 50,000: Cayenne Pepper
- 6,000–23,000 SHU: Serrano pepper
- 5,000–10,000 SHU: Chipotle pepper
- 2,500–5,000 SHU: Jalapeño pepper