Chef Fábio Mattos

Fabio Mattos was only 16 years of age when his successful career started in a gourmet pizzaria in Huntington Beach California. A few years later he graduated from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, and continue to further his carrer working in several restaurants. In Fall River, Massachussetts he pursued a degree in International cuisine at the I.I.C.A. (international institute of Culinary Arts) where he learned the crafts of a Master Chef, Chef George Karausos, and became the first student to wear the Executive chef Jacket and to receive the certificate for the most talented student.

After school he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he applied his knowledge from small bistros to cooporate hotels. In 2009 moved to Manhattan, NY where he worked for a chain of restaurants creating menus and training staff. Back to his home town in Brasil in 2010 he fulfilled his dream of opening his first restaurant, Poco Tapas.

One of his most memorable chef experiences was to be able to cook for the Great Julia Child.