Learn About Canadian Celebrity Chef Matty Matheson

The Canadian native who rose to fame as a “bad boy” chef because of his series on Viceland called “Dead Set on Life.” Additionally, he has held the position of executive chef at Parts and Labour.

Who is Matty Matheson?

Matty Matheson is a Caucasian chef and TV personality. He was born on February 7, 1986, under the sign of Aquarius in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Matty Matheson, who is 32 years old, is arguably best well-known around the world for his prominent role as himself in the television series “Dead Set on Life” and as the proprietor of “Parts and Labour.” During the course of his occasionally successful career as a chef during the past decade, he has achieved a number of other accomplishments as a culinary specialist.

Childhood in Canada

Childhood in Canada

Matty was brought up in the city where he was born by his engineer father Steven Matheson and his waitress mother Joan Matheson. It is unknown how old the other three siblings are or what they do for a living, but he is one of the four children in the family. His brothers’ names are Stephen and Adam, and his sister’s name is Sarah. It is well known that Matty developed an early interest in cooking, despite the fact that he never actually intended to work in the culinary industry. Concerning his educational background, he went to a school in his hometown. It was there, in the 11th grade, that he was pepper-sprayed by a police officer for disorderly behavior. In the year 2000, he made the trip to Toronto and immediately enrolled in the cookery program at Humber College. This was the only school that would take him at the time. Even though Matty was having the best academic year of his life and was on track to graduate with the highest possible grades, he left the school only two weeks before matriculation to go on tour with a group of his friends who had a metal band in Canada. It was here that Matty made the real discovery of cooking and what it meant to him. Matty left the school without ever going back to finish the remaining part of the culinary education that he had been so eager to receive in the beginning.


Matheson got his start in the restaurant industry at Le Sélect Bistro, where he learned French culinary methods from chef Rang Nguyen. Matheson was brought on at the restaurant known as La Palette in the year 2006. Matheson was promoted to the position of executive chef at the brand-new Parts & Labour restaurant in the year 2010. Because of his notoriety as well as his gregarious and eccentric nature, he was invited to appear on the show Munchies. Later on, Viceland’s It’s Suppertime and Dead Set on Life both chose to hire him as their host. Additionally, Matheson has been a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The book, titled Matty Matheson: A Cookbook, was published by Matheson for the first time in October of 2018. In the city of Toronto, Matheson intends to launch a brand-new eating establishment on Queen Street.

Personal Life

Personal Life

When it comes to Matty’s romantic endeavors, he has known Trish Matheson Spencer since he was quite young. Despite the fact that he has always had feelings for her, she was initially unsure about whether or not she should date him for a while. Later on, she was inspired by her sister to make the decision that she wanted a relationship, and she and her partner eventually got married at the home of Trish’s aunt and uncle in Port Dover in August of 2014. As for what his wife does for a living, she is a co-owner of the wedding shop located in Ossington in the city of Toronto and it is named Lovers Land. MacArthur, the couple’s son, was born in March of 2016, and he was named after his father. Their engagement and subsequent marriage have not been the subject of any debate.

Matheson relocated his family to a farm in his hometown of Fort Erie, Ontario, which is approximately 90 miles away from the metropolis of Toronto, where he had lived since the year 2000. He moved to the farm with his wife and their young children. Just a Dash is a self-produced cooking show that he started producing and filming in his own kitchen last fall. The show is a bit like Julia Child but focuses on cooking with mushrooms. That is to say, with Matty’s manic energy and some off-the-charts editing hilarity, it reveals the sham that is culinary programs. In other words, it takes the veil off of the cooking show industry.

Other Ventures

  • Matheson, who was formerly represented by UTA, became well-known for his roles as the host of Vice’s food and travel show Dead Set on Life, a regular on Vice’s Munchies series, and the host of Viceland’s It’s Suppertime! On his YouTube account, you can find the self-produced web series Just A Dash, which has 12 episodes, as well as the Home Style Cookery series, which has 8 episodes.
  • Cookbooks such as “Matty Matheson: A Cookbook” and “Home Style Cookery” are two examples of Matheson’s work as an author. In addition, he is a co-host of the podcast “Powerful Truth Angels” alongside Alex 2Tone. Mattyfest, a festival that celebrates food and music, is one of the events he organizes in Toronto, where he also owns an interest in two locations of Maker Pizza.
  • During the pandemic, Matheson opened two new brick-and-mortar eateries: Matty’s Pattys in Toronto and Matty’s Meat and Three in Fort Erie. Both shops are named after his namesake. In addition to that, he is going to launch a temporary restaurant called Birria Balam.
  • Blue Goose Farm was first developed by Matty Matheson and Keenan McVey. The two chefs from Toronto who were interested in starting a small farm that would contribute to a regenerative system while also growing vegetables of the greatest possible quality for other local chefs to use in their restaurants. They hope that by imparting the knowledge that they have gained from their experiences, they will motivate others to live in a manner that is more environmentally friendly by engaging in meaningful work and leading a fulfilling lifestyle that is intertwined with the outdoors and delicious cuisine.