Chef Matthew Boudreau is a tastemaker who brings his diverse experience ranging from five-star dining to authentic BBQ to downtown Riverhead and The Preston House. Chef Matty, as he is known in local circles, offers his guests palate-pleasing flavors to enhance always-fresh organic and local ingredients.
Chef Matty has spent the last 20 years working with esteemed chefs including Charlie Trotter and Tommy Giovanni and honing his skills in kitchens throughout Los Angeles, Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans, allowing him to pick up unique local flavors and dishes along the way.
He arrived in New York City to join the opening team at Balthazaar, attracting the attention of Andre Balaz who invited Chef Matty to Shelter Island to work at Sunset Beach. Matty was tapped to become one of the company’s corporate chefs traveling between Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City. Europe opened more doors for him when he joined the Formula 1 culinary team as a personal chef. While living in London, he was approached by Chef Anton Edelmann to run his new restaurant CRU which focused on farm-to-table fare and small plates.
A love for the Hamptons eventually brought Chef Matty back to Long Island, where he joined the team at Vine Street Cafe as the Chef du Cuisine for five years, after he which he joined Barons Cove in Sag Harbor.
Now helming the dining program at The Preston House & Hotel, Chef Matty brings his expert technique to serve delectable New American cuisine using new ingredients, new approaches, and fresh takes on classic standards to bring guests an unforgettable experience.
Matty’s side passion is competing in local and national BBQ competitions, during which he has won numerous awards, and traveling the world for artistic inspiration.