A larger than life personality, Matty Matheson is a Canadian chef with ink running down his sleeves and collars. He rose to prominence after appearing in his Viceland TV series Dead Set on Life which premiered in 2016. On the series, he travels around his country and the world trying out cuisines there are to offer.
He made a clean break from drugs and hard drinks addiction and has since been enjoying his new life and the limitless opportunities he has laid out before him. Matty has been the executive chef at Parts and Labour since it opened in 2010.
Bio (Wiki) And Age Of Matty Matheson
He was born on February 7, 1986, in Saint John, New Brunswick. His family later moved to Fort Erie, Ontario and eventually to Parkdale, Toronto, Canada where he grew up. When he was 19, he moved to Toronto, Canada in 2000. He is one of the four children, three boys (Stephen, Matty, and Adam) and a girl (Sarah) born to their parents; their father, an engineer named Stephen and mother, Joan, a waitress.
As a teen, Matty was known as a troublemaker although he was also a class clown and always popular. He was friends with everybody and a king of fun who knows how to take partying to the next level. However, his wild lifestyle always landed him in trouble that at one time in his grade 11, he was pepper-sprayed by the police.
Matty may have a natural aptitude for butchering meat and whipping up pâtés but he never considered being a chef as a career to venture into. Nevertheless, that became his ticket to fame. When he moved to Toronto in 2000, he enroled in Humber’s cooking program majorly because that was the only program in the city that accepted him. Therein, he discovered his natural abilities and started enjoying his studies that he was even earning good grades for the first time ever.
However, he was known as Toronto’s most irrepressible party monster who would gulp down whiskeys like water and do drugs. His inclinations to wild living took him out of college two weeks before graduation to tour Canada with a group of his friends who were in a metal band.
After his dropout from school, Matty got a job at Le Sélect Bistro where he learned how to make classic French dishes and eventually fell in love with cooking. He moved to another restaurant, La Palette in 2006 where the order was daily Kitchen Confidential (drinking, drugs, partying). Two years later, he moved to Oddfellows which opened in late summer 2008. There, all he need to do was cook good food and then party. What kept him in the business, nonetheless, was his good culinary skills and his magnetic persona which was drawing a crowd to the place.
Then Parts and Labour opened in 2010 and Matty was there, where he gained notoriety as much as his food did. His wild lifestyle, however, spiraled him down the road to a poor health condition that almost killed him. After one of his parties when he was 29, he woke up with a pain as if something was gripping his heart and wouldn’t stop. It was a heart attack. That became a point of decision for him. He left the hospital five days later and made a commitment to quit drinks and drugs.
You know how resolutions without dedication turn out. Three months into his healthy living, a drink shot him back to the death road. Following interventions by friends, he gave up his old habits and came out clean and have been since then. Although he was initially afraid he might lose his friends and his fervor, he only realized that he became more likable by being sober and doing his thing, cooking.
Years into his new life, he has had more responsibilities than he ever dreamed of. He oversees four restaurants, works on an international show with Vice, is writing a cookbook and parenting a son.
Matty steered off the destructive path of drugs and hard drinks and is creating an empire for himself. He has a net worth of $1 million which is certain to increase in the future.
Matty is married to the co-owner of the wedding boutique LoversLand on Ossington, Trish Spencer. The duo has been together since their teens although Trish was reluctant to date him at first. An encouragement from her elder sister had her hooked with the funniest guy in town according to the said sister. Over the years, they have been together and are best friends supporting each other in their respective careers.
Her decision to go out with Matty Matheson turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life. They tied the knots in August 2014 at her aunt and uncle’s house in Port Dover. Their son, MacArthur was born in March 2016.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Matty Matheson
Matty tried cocaine for the first time in Grade 11.
The title of his show, Dead Set on Life is based on a song written by the Canadian metal band Cancer Bats.
The bad boy chef owns over 200 pairs of sneakers. If he weren’t a chef, he would be in the fashion business.
He had his modeling debut for Holt Renfrew in their fall 2015 campaign.
He opened his first restaurant at 26 years old.
Matty Matheson may be a good chef with so many people delighting in his cuisines, but he hates his own food.
He never wears a watch. His reason is that he doesn’t like people to know how rich or poor he is.
He is known for swearing which has averaged roughly 150 expletives per episode on his series.