Oliva Elite 8 Inch Stealth Chef’s Knife. The full tang, balance and weight make this tool like a pendulum. It has precision and a great feel in the hand. Preparation is an absolute pleasure. The blade is so versatile you can fabricate salmon or break down a box of mushrooms with the same knife. It also looks fantastic.
Any and all cutting, dicing or slicing with this knife.
Matthew was born and raised in Delaware and despite acquiring a degree in marketing, his passion for creating has kept him in the restaurant industry for over 20 years.
He has performed cooking segments for live television, instructive demonstrations and has consulted for over 60 live television cooking segments. Chef Curtis’ philosophy on cooking has always been about direct focus on the ingredient. This philosophy only strengthened after a glass of Chardonnay and memorable conversation with Chef Jacques Pepin.
In September of 2008 he opened his first restaurant, the Union City Grille and under the credo “Food that tastes the way it should”, continues his craft.
Since 2008, community giving has been a staple. Several times a year Matthew participates or donates time to local organizations and has designed fund raising events for organizations. UCG’s “52 weeks of Charity” donates 12% of sales once a week to a designated non profit. Chef Curtis facilitated the first ever Wilmington Burger Battle in 2012 which brought together chefs from the area to a burger “throw down” for charity.
In this short time Union City Grille has been acknowledged for Best Steak, Best Handmade Pasta, Best Burger and local Little Italy contests for best meatball and best lasagna.
Nothing in the world has brought him more joy then the birth of his 2 children, Mia and Tyner. Matthew has been and remains heavily involved in their lives.
He is married to the love of his life Tory and they currently reside in Wilmington, DE.
I’ve loved the balanced weight and feel of Messermeister knives, I have had the Mobile chef case on wheels for some time now and ordering has always been easy.