Friday, January 15, 2016
NASA scientists visiting Pine View School in Sarasota, Florida on January 15, 2016 for a presentation, Q & A, and to tour the vegetable garden set up by Chef Paul Mattison which uses a locally produced, natural fertilizer from Florikan, a company owned by Sarasota resident Ed Rosenthal. The International Space Station is currently using the same product to efficiently grow edible produce in space.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
SNN: NASA and Local Scientists Explore Hydroponics Farming

When you think about farming… you probably don’t picture this; a drip irrigation system known as hydroponics. Jim Demler, the owner and founder of Sweetgrass Farms, is a pioneer of this system in the Suncoast community. He sits down for the first time with Ed Rosenthal and Jim Carpenter, the scientists who have patented revolutionary products that both he, and NASA, is utilizing.

Demler says, “It’s exciting to get these two guys together because one of them is the Godfather of vertical hydroponics and the other one has these amazing products that, if you can get Nasa excited, that’s what he’s doing.” “Here at Sweetgrass Farms, they don’t use any harmful chemicals or pesticides. These strawberries are so fresh you can pick them right off the tower and eat them!” Local chef and proprietor Paul Mattison serves Demler’s produce at his local restaurants Mattison says, “It’s a clean, efficient way to grow vegetables with fabulous flavor and a much healthier product and doing less impact to the environment.” The benefits are reaching new heights. Mattison says the space station is now exploring how to grow these fruits and vegetables in space. He says the next step for NASA is to move to the Moon and Mars and colonize those areas. Mattison says, “Once they get there they’re not going to be able to come back and forth every time they need another produce run so they’re learning what they can do to grow vegetables there so that the planet can be sustainable and they can live there.”

NASA scientists are scheduled to visit Sarasota and Pineview students next month to discuss the importance of hydroponics and the future of farming. Jim Demler has donated a four-tower hydroponic system to the students of Pineview to experiment with hydroponics and growing produce. The NASA scientists are scheduled to visit students January 15th.


Chef Paul Mattison sharing his cookbook Chef: The Story and Recipes of Chef Paul Mattison with the Suncoast View on Tuesday, September 2, 2015.


Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering Chefs 4 Kids Wine-Pairing Dinner at Sweetgrass Farms, 2015


Chef Paul Mattison on 10 News Live – Tampa Bay, Sarasota from Monday, August 31, 2015 at 9am sharing his recipe and preparation for Florida Grouper Picatta with Zucchini Noodles.  


• October 23, 2014 – Mattison’s-Dakin Dairy Pasture to Plated by Sugar Beach Digital Thanks to Sugar Beach Digital for a beautiful video of a special evening supported by our wonderful community and sponsors – Courtney Lauderdale of, Edible Sarasota, David Currin of Whole Foods Market Sarasota, Republic National, Marmalade Salon &Boutique, Dakin Dairy Farm, and our Mattison’s Team. Enjoy!














• June 17, 2014 – Chef Paul Mattison on ABC7 – Cooking Demonstration for Sea Scallops & Chilled Cucumber-Avacado Soup featured in Mattison’s Forty-One’s Savor Sarasota Summer Menu recipe for Sea Scallops with Sweet Potato Hash and Jicama-Apple Slaw recipe for Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup with Peach Salsa Good Day Tampa Bay Weekend Sunday, June 2, 2013    
• Chef Paul Mattison does a cooking demonstration on TV featuring some menu items for our Savor Sarasota menus on FOX 13’s WTVT-TV Tampa


Chef Paul Mattison Live on WCTV Tallahassee
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6am
• Chef Paul Mattison was chosen by Visit Sarasota County to travel to Tallahassee and do a cooking demonstration promoting Sarasota
• Chef Paul Mattison shows off Sarasota by preparing Crêpes Parmentier with salmon and Mote Marine caviar


Mattison’s Catering Company on SNN 6 from Feb 24, 2012

Balloon Glow Dinner – Florida Wine Fest

ABC 7 – WWSB Sarasota
Watch Chef Paul Mattison on ABC 7 – March 14, 2011 as he prepares Seared Scallops with smoked bacon and a black pepper-butter.

ABC 7 – WWSB Sarasota
Watch Chef Paul Mattison on ABC 7 – February 14, 2011 as he prepares Chateaubriand for Two, fingerling potatoes and hollandaise sauce.

WEDU Chef Camp Video

Access Hollywood– American Idol Top Three Contestant

In 2007, one of Sarasota and Bradenton’s student made it onto American Idol and was sent to California during the top 134 elimination phase. Syesha Mercado made it into the top 24 and Mattison’s City Grille started having “Viewing Parties” at the restaurant on large screen TVs and partnered with one of our local TV stations, Sarasota News Now (SNN), and one of our local radio stations, WSRZ 107.9 with Jones and Craine. The parties started on one side of the restaurant and was proud to have a crowd of about 40 Syesha fans. When Syesha made it to “the Top Three”, the parties grew to a crowd of 700 Fanishas and Mattison’s City Grille had to close the street. Access Hollywood came to Sarasota to film the party, along with many other local, regional, and national media outlets including FOX.

View the short piece which appeared on national TV about the Syesha Mercado American Idol Viewing Parties

at Mattison’s City Grille


Girls Inc TV – Girl TV Episode aired

December 6, 2010

Girls Inc interviews ?Chef Paul Mattison

Girls from Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, visited Mattison’s Forty-One to shoot an episode on Restaurant Experience. The girls interviewed Chef Paul Mattison and also an inspirational pastry chef, Sarah Cooper. The episode will also include a tour of the kitchen at Mattison’s Forty-One. The girls learned the proper etiquette of ordering from a menu and eating at a fine restaurant.

to view the episode, click here

WSRZ 107.9’s

Click hereto view the Syesha Mercado American Idol Viewing Parties

at Mattison’s City Grille video filmed by WSRZ 107.9

A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins November 2010

Sarasota County resident Jack Perkins, formerly of NBC News and A&Es Biography, hosts a monthly series Southwest Florida titled A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins and has received six Emmy nominations in 2005.

A Young Chef’s Camp where kids learn to saute, grill, make pasta, sauces and desserts with professional chefs. We visit the Wolf Chant Refuge in North Port. Come with us to a unique high school in Sarasota, where some students are learning a valuable skill that lets them communicate with people anywhere in the world.

Click here to view the episode

Chef Paul Mattison on Home Shopping Network


Watch Chef Paul Mattison on the national television show, Home Shopping Network as the spokesperson for Cuisinart Appliances and Cookware, Chef Paul Mattison demonstrates the special features of Cuisinart products

 NBC’s Daytime Morning Show

A live, daily morning television show with hosts Cyndi Edwards & Dave Nemeth airs on stations across the southeast including: WFLA/Tampa, FL; WRBL/Columbus, GA; WNCN/Raleigh, NC; WCWJ/ Jacksonville, FL; WSAV/Savannah, GA; WCBD/Charleston, SC.

Daytime is geared towards daily lifestyles and entertainment content.

Chef Paul Mattison appeared in April 2006 to do a live cooking demonstration and promote Spirit of Sarasota organized by the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins 2006

Sarasota County resident Jack Perkins, formerly of NBC News and A&Es Biography, hosts a monthly series Southwest Florida titled A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins and has received six Emmy nominations in 2005. Jack Perkins filmed a feature story on Chef Paul Mattison which aired in Feburary 2006.

The episode summery:  Meet Chef Paul and see what he s cooking up. He has 3 restaurants in Sarasota County and is well-known in the community for bringing people together with his fabulous food, as well as being a contributor to charitable causes.