February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Matthew Accarrino

MATTHEW ACCARRINO
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Matthew Accarrino is the nationally recognized executive chef of SPQR in San Francisco. Born in the Midwest and raised on the East Coast, he moved west to California in 2007. He had originally hoped to become a professional cyclist until a leg injury turned his passion for cooking into a career. Matthew’s unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experience, and classical training with some of America’s best chefs. In the kitchen Matthew, takes full advantage of the bounty of opportunities California ingredients present. This includes... READ MORE

MATTHEW ACCARRINO
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Matthew Accarrino is the nationally recognized executive chef of SPQR in San Francisco. Born in the Midwest and raised on the East Coast, he moved west to California in 2007. He had originally hoped to become a professional cyclist until a leg injury turned his passion for cooking into a career. Matthew’s unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experience, and classical training with some of America’s best chefs. In the kitchen Matthew, takes full advantage of the bounty of opportunities California ingredients present. This includes a strong belief in direct sourcing, producing, and at times playing a role in the creation of his ingredients. The result is an intensely personal cuisine that is both technically polished and soulful; and which has garnered critical praise. Under his direction, the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for six consecutive years. He has been nominated five consecutive times for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: West.” Food & Wine Magazine named him “Best New Chef” in 2014. Matthew co-authored and released his first book, published by Ten Speed Press – SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine – in October 2012. When he’s not cooking Matthew enjoys riding and racing his bike. He also cooks for several professional racing teams out on the road and is the Chef Consultant for The Tour of Utah and Haute Route North America.

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