Catering Toronto: BizBash Recognizes Eatertainment Chef Among Top in Canada


BizBash Magazine recognizes Eatertainment and Executive Chef Christopher Matthews among the top companies for catering Toronto.

Giving each plate a sense of balance

Eatertainment Executive Chef Chris Matthews sketches dishes before serving them, like an heirloom tomato and micro-herb gelee, asparagus royale, chilled beet consommé, and stem salad of parsley, beet, chard, and watercress (on cover).

His goal is to give each plate a sense of balance, proportion, and scale. With former experience as a restaurant owner and a caterer for airlines and cruise ships, Christopher Matthews has been the executive chef at the Toronto catering company Eatertainment for five years.

When he cooks, Matthews focuses on achieving balance between flavours, textures and colors; specialties include colorblocked dishes that incorporate seasonal ingredients.

Recognized for his striking presentation styles that don’t overwhelm a small plate, the chef is known to sketch his dishes before he prepares them.

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Chris Matthews – BIOGRAPHY

Inspired by great art and architectural design, Christopher Matthews’ approach to cuisine is all about balance. Christopher creates food, which, in addition to being presented in a contemporary fashion, harmonizes the relationship between great taste, perfect texture and bold colour, while being grounded in the core concepts of Local Food Plus (LFP) and slow food.

Christopher is an industry veteran, having helmed the kitchens of two of Toronto’s largest catering companies for over five years each before joining Eatertainment in 2009. Since his arrival Chris has overseen the development of a new kitchen facility and helped create many of the systems that ensure we can flawlessly execute over 800 events each year. Chris is instrumental in the development of new projects and concepts as he leads the culinary team towards new innovations and cutting-edge cuisine.