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Chef Matthew Petersen

Executive Pastry Chef


CityZen and Sou'Wester



Signature Dishes


About Working With This Chef:

Days & Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-6pm

Uniform Provided: in most cases yes

Insurance Required: No

Stages Taking On: 1-2 per month

Length of Each Stage Program: minimum 2 weeks 

Consider Hiring the Stage at end of term: Yes




For Applicants:

Expectations & Qualifications
Coming Soon

Mini Bio:

Matthew works as the Executive Pastry Chef at two of Washington, D.C.'s most celebrated restaurants, CityZen and Sou'Wester, both located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Prior to landing in D.C. with James Beard Award Winner Eric Ziebold, Matthew worked for Daniel Boulud in New York City at db Bistro Moderne, and also served as Executive Pastry Chef at Café Boulud in Palm Beach for two years.

Before moving to New York to work with Boulud, Matthew was the Pastry Chef at two of Philadelphia's most coveted dining destinations -- LaCroix and Morimoto.



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