Mat Beausoleil is a father of three, an IT Professional by day and a skilled cook by night! Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and relocated to Canada’s Capital in 2016.
Mat was shortlisted for the first three seasons of MasterChef Canada, won the Food Network Canada’s Finish Cook Like a Top Chef Contest, judged and critiqued on Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word on FOX in Hollywood, California, and appeared on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He also wrote, hosted and produced his own TV show “Takin’ a Bite – Ottawa”.
His social media has garnered big-name followers such as Gordon Ramsay, Andrew Zimmern, and Canadian Chef friends which include David McMillan, Antonio Park, Mark McEwan, Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, and more.
His passion for cooking and refined palate have taken him around the globe to experience local delicacies, trying just about everything. From nose-to-tail cuisine to the best meats and quality products, Mat has explored them all, both in restaurants, as well as in the kitchen where he is often found cooking top-notch cuisine. His abilities to plate and stage food are some of his strongest skills. His understanding of ingredients and culture allows him to prepare food the way it was intended to be prepared.