Larger than life chef, cookbook author and TV presenter Matty Matheson is coming to Australia for a series of on-stage conversations about his life and culinary career.
In June, the rambunctious Toronto chef will appear in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to give his insights on his career highs and lows and a preview of his new web series Just A Dash. The shows will also feature a Q&A session and a meet-and-greet.
Matheson has garnered fans for his Viceland cooking shows where his straight-talking, boisterous personality is matched by his rich and meat-heavy creations – his most watched videos on YouTube include recipes for cheeseburgers, pancakes and a "guaranteed to get you laid" lasagne.
This visit to Australia is not the first for the host It's Suppertime host. He's made headline appearances at Adelaide's Beer & BBQ Festival, and his Instagram account is peppered with visits to some of Australia's best restaurants, including Attica, Brae, Saint Peter and Mr Wong (where he declared chef Dan Hong's mud crab "the best crab experience of my life." ).
During these visits, he's also collaborated with Belles Hot Chicken and Icebergs Bar & Dining Room. It was at the latter venue that he recreated the signature cheeseburger from his Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour, where he was once executive chef (the restaurant has since closed).
"I love flying back in time to visit my favourite place in the whole world, Australia, you rock dog," Matheson said in a statement.
In the lead-up to his Australian appearances in June, Matheson has planned a two-night takeover at Adelaide's modern Japanese restaurant Shobosho. The event has already sold out, and there are no plans for further restaurant collaborations while he's in the country. Matheson fans are best placed to snap up their tickets to his Australian shows when they go on sale tomorrow.
Matty Matheson is touring Australia in June. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Tuesday 21 May, secretsounds.com
Perth, Sat 22 June, Rosemount Hotel
Sydney, Sun 23 June, Factory Theatre
Melbourne, Tue 25 June, Corner Hotel
Brisbane, Thu 27 June, The Triffid