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Matt Carter
New Maker!
Phoenix, AZ


Fortunately, that changed when Matt came home from a summer following the English rock band New Model Army across Western Europe and realized he wanted a culinary career. After high school, he'd held a job – just a job, not a calling – as a dishwasher at The Eggery breakfast restaurant in San Diego. He quickly advanced from dishwasher to prep cook to working on the line. So, when he decided cooking was a bonafide career option, he enrolled in and graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. He worked in a few restaurants but it was still just a job that fit his late-night lifestyle. The defining moment came when Chef Matt walked into Scottsdale's La Chaumiere.