Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, operates a successful culinary group on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located in Sarasota, each Mattison’s restaurant location is unique to its neighborhood, offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature menu items, outstanding service, and quality ingredients, while supporting the community, regional farmers, and culinary suppliers. Mattison’s Catering is a chef-owned and operated company procuring fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Catering In-house and off-site, Mattison’s Catering Company offers certified wedding and event planners, experienced professionals, and custom menus.
Mattison grew up in upstate New York cooking, gardening and being inspired by his Italian grandmother. He began his culinary career at age 15 at Symeon’s Greek restaurant, whose owner encouraged him to follow the dream. Upon graduating with honors from The Culinary Institute of America, Mattison went to Aspen CO to ski, and refine his skills at the Zagat celebrated Pinon’s restaurant. In 1991, Mattison relocated to Sarasota as the executive chef and proprietor of the Summerhouse Restaurant on Siesta Key, establishing him as a celebrated local chef.