Rambunctious Canadian chef Matty Matheson – famous for his boisterous Viceland cooking shows It’s Suppertime and Dead Set on Life, hearty dude food, and a give-no-shits candour – is heading down under in June for a talking tour.
It’ll be the maverick chef’s sixth visit to Australia; he’ll appear first in Adelaide to cook at restaurant Shobosho before going on to Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The chef has been on a speaking tour of the US the past couple of months and in Australia will discuss his life and career so far, including having a heart attack at 29 after partying too hard, and his five years sober. He’ll also introduce his new web series, Just a Dash. There’ll be a Q&A after and a meet-and-greet.
Matheson was executive chef at Toronto’s Parts & Labour, which closed last year. He’s known for his take on “dude food” – hefty burgers and barbequed meat – and released a cookbook in October that’s become a New York Times bestseller. His most watched You Tube videos are recipes for “the perfect cheeseburger”, “guaranteed-to-get-you-laid lasagne”, fluffy pancakes and fried chicken.
He told Broadsheet Adelaide editor Dani Frangos he’s excited about coming back to Oz. “I get [to Australia] any chance I can get – I’m kind of a sucker for it. The quality of chef down there is incredible. Any reason for me to get down there is a good enough reason. You ask me to come down, I’ll come down.”
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday May 21 at 9am. Tickets here.
Sat June 22 – Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
Sun June 23 – Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Tue June 25 – Corner Hotel, Richmond
Thu June 27 – The Triffid, Newstead