Matty Matheson, Executive Chef of Parts & Labour and host of the VICE series Dead Set on Life, speaks with CBC's Nana aba Duncan about his straight-forward approach to food in relation to the music, friendships, and grub at Mel’s Drive-In, the setting at the heart of the rock ‘n’ roll classic American Graffiti. Join us for delicious local bites before the event, provided by St. Lawrence Market.
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Matty Matheson has transformed from early New Brunswick beginnings to the newly appointed face of the TV chef. A graduate of Humber College, Matheson rose quickly through the culinary ranks during his time at Le Select Bistro, La Palette, and the unique one-table-only dining experience at Oddfellows. In 2010, Matheson and The Social Group opened Parts & Labour in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood, and shortly after launched P&L Catering and The P&L Burger, which was named Toronto’s Best Burger by CMT’s Burger Wars in 2013. His relationship with VICE began in 2013 with the internet series Hangover Cures, in which Matheson and friends would scout locations to alleviate the previous night's choices. In 2014, Keep It Canada was born and the six-episode series took viewers to amazing food destinations in the Great North to meet fellow chefs, foragers, and other food industry stars. In 2016, the show became Dead Set On Life and was one of the first original series on the newly minted VICELAND television network. Matheson has been featured in Bon Appetit, Complex, Highsnobiety, the National Post, and Toronto Life. His other appearances include Last Call with Carson Daly, AOL’s BUILD, MTV Canada, Canada AM, Global TV and Breakfast Television.
Nana aba Duncan was born in Ghana, raised in Newmarket, and now lives in Toronto. She obtained her Master's in journalism at the University of Western Ontario and is the current host of Fresh Air on CBC Radio One. She has been working at CBC Radio for 10 years, beginning as a guest on GO! and later as a producer and host on CBC Music and Radio Two. Through her podcast Media Girlfriends, Duncan supports and amplifies the perspectives of diverse women working in Toronto's media industry.