Chef Matthew Fairfield

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Matthew Fairfield
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Any Sushi and Sashimi

"I enjoy the ability to help other people further their careers by teaching them a more refined trade."

Chef Matthew Fairfield


Chef Matthew was Sous Chef at Michelin Star restaurant Etoile at Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley. He has also worked as an Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine at various restaurants, as well as in yogurt and dairy production, wild plant and mushroom foraging, menu planning, and recipe development with attention to cost control.

In his spare time, Chef Matthew volunteered at the Food Pantry of Collegeville in Pennsylvania.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Certified
  • ServSafe® Allergens Certified
  • PA Ramp Certified

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Production Lead - Seven Stars farm, Phoenixville, PA
  • Executive Chef - Guckenheimer, INC
  • Chef de Cuisine - Blue Bell Inn, Blue Bell, PA
  • Executive Chef - Aya Cookhouse, Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Sous Chef - Fish Story Restaurant, Napa, CA
  • Sous Chef - Etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon, Napa, CA


  • Associate of Science Degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America

Special Interests

Foraging, gardening, and puzzles.

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