Matthew Swift has been working in kitchens in Ontario and Quebec for almost two decades, in which he has worked alongside great cooks and chefs. Before leaving the mainland, Matthew had the pleasure of heading the kitchen of Joe Beef, a beloved Montreal institution.
Mattew fell in love with Newfoundland-and-Labrador on his first trip on the Rock, in 2017. He is inspired by its people, its food, its produce, its history, and its great landscapes. While he has not grown up in the province, he hopes to bring an all-Canadian fare using the best of what Newfoundland has to offer.
For Matt, a restaurant should be welcoming, approachable, and comfortable. It should reflect and respect its environment. And that is exactly what he is hoping to achieve with Terre Restaurant, a Canadian restaurant in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.