Greenhouse Chef, Matt Stone has enjoyed a rapid rise to the top of the culinary world since starting cooking in Margaret River in 2002.
Greenhouse Chef, Matt Stone has enjoyed a rapid rise to the top of the culinary world since starting cooking in Margaret River in 2002. In 2003 he began an apprenticeship at Leewin Estate - and after moving to Perth, he was appointed Sous Chef at the famed Perth restaurant, Star Anise, at the age of 20.
At just 22, Matt was approached to join Greenhouse Perth as Head Chef. Here he has embraced the Greenhouse by Joost philosophies of preparing fresh, sustainable,locally-sourced, whole-foods - and made a name for himself as a serious innovator and progressive cook.
Matt has put Greenhouse at the front of Perth’s dining culture and over the past year he has been awarded numerous accolades. Matt took out Gourmet Traveller’s prestigious Best New Talent Award 2011, West Australia’s Good Food Guide’s Best Young Chef 2011- with Greenhouse Perth also awarded the Good Food Guide’s Best New Restaurant for 2011.
Matt challenged legendary chef, Neil Perry on Iron Chef Australia in 2010 and hosted an off-site sustainability challenge on Masterchef Australia 2011. He is currently filming a pilot for a cooking show which sees him travel the world, cooking consciously.
Matt now acts as Executive Chef, overseeing all Greenhouse kitchens, including the recent temporary Greenhouse by Joost as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – and the pop-up Greenhouse on Sydney Harbour in 2011.
Be sure to catch Matt Stone at the Good Food and Wine Show 2014, live at LifeStyle FOOD Chef’s Table.
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