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Matt Kershaw

Executive Chef Matt Kershaw’s big-flavour-probably-bad-for-you cooking is found in 7 restaurants within The Other Bird. He is one of the celebrated winners from Chopped Canada in 2016.  Matt and his incredible team have earned a reputation for offering unique fare and charming hospitality.

The Other Bird Restauranteur & Executive Chef, Matt Kershaw

Tell us a little something about your business...

I’ve always been surrounded by good food and drink in my life. At university, I felt aimless and unsatisfied, eventually realizing my love was making people happy with food. After many years of learning my craft, I opened my first restaurant in 2010. Our company now owns and operates 7 units from a boutique hotel to a taco tequila bar.

When was your lightbulb moment?

My lightbulb moment was meeting my now-business-partner and realizing what I was terrible at the business side of the business. I’m very good at making wonderful food, creating relationships and being creative. I’m terrible at actually running a business. You need to be honest and surround yourself with people who are good at what you suck at!

What are your three words of advice?

Three words of advice...

Be Morally Strong…Bold…Have Fun
Executive Chef Matt Kershaw’s big-flavour-probably-bad-for-you cooking is found in 7 restaurants within The Other Bird. He is one of the celebrated winners from Chopped Canada in 2016.  Matt and his incredible team have earned a reputation for offering unique fare and charming hospitality.

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