Chef Matteo Silverman strives to elevate plant-based cuisine to the respect it deserves. He seeks fresh, seasonal ingredients that are local, organic, and sustainably grown. Wetting his feet in the San Francisco restaurant scene, he worked at the famous Greens, Millennium, and Paul K. restaurants. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant and Hospitality Management.
Matteo moved to NYC in March 2001 and graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts that July. Upon graduation he worked at various bakeries and restaurants honing his skills and learning the trade. Along the way he has worked privately for families and high-profile clients in entertainment and finance, most notably Montel Williams, Russell Simmons, and Norma Kamali.
In January 2003, born out of pure passion for food, people, and wine, Chef Matteo launched 4 Course Vegan, a weekly supper club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 4 Course Vegan often sold out every week and had a loyal following. January 2012 marked the 9th anniversary of 4 Course Vegan.
In 2012 he relocated to Sonoma County where he supports local farmers markets and purveyors through his newest venture Chalk Hill Cookery. Chalk Hill Cookery offers fresh prepared food every Sunday at the Sebastopol Farmers Market, every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market at the LBC, offers pop-up farm-to-table dinners, event catering, cooking classes, private chef services, and more. Chef Matteo is striving to find a brick a mortar restaurant establishment in the Sebastopol area to share his food with the local community.