A favorite of the local foodies, food press, and among Connecticut’s leaders in fine cooking, Chef Matt Storch brought the level of cuisine found in New York City, Boston and Las Vegas back home to the ’burbs.
Since 2000, when he first took the helm at Match Restaurant in South Norwalk, Chef Storch energized the Fairfield County dining scene with his culinary innovation and a unique twist on the classics. Focused on what’s different, fresh and sourced locally, Chef Storch combines culinary styles from all over the world to create a menu he can—and does—change nightly. At Match, where he is the Chef/Owner, as well as Match Burger Lobster & Nom-eez, which he recently sold, his food has been rated four stars by the New York Times and is consistently voted best of Connecticut. Matt’s creativity was put to the test recently on Chopped, Food Network’s mystery basket show, where he took home the WIN!
In September of 2017 with the Match Partners in addition to the Bloom’s, a three generation oyster farming family, Match Burger Lobster was opened in Westport, CT attached to the famed whole animal butcher shop, Fleishers Craft Butchery.
2018 was an exciting year, not only to Matt bring home the win on The Food Network Show Chopped, in September 2018, the Match team opened Match Taco, again in Black Rock. The concept & menu sparked by Matt’s time at Tacos or What? in his teenage years as well as his Grandmothers restaurant in Mexico City.
Chef Storch has cooked at The James Beard House on multiple occasions. In addition, he’s cooked for Jacques Pepin, Julia Child and a host of other culinary luminaries. Before and after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Storch worked closely with Chef Todd English.
Since he was 13, Storch has been tearing it up in the kitchen. Traveling around the world as a child inspired his eclectic taste in food and sparked his passion for cooking. When he’s not in the kitchen or between restaurants, he’s hanging with his wife, Chung, and their twin boys, eating their way around the world, from local dives and roadside shacks to top-rated restaurants.
Awards – Match, Nom-eez, Match Taco & Match Burger Lobster Restaurants
New York Times 3 & 4 Star Reviews
1,000 Places to See Before You Die—“Among SoNo’s many cool restaurants, don’t miss dinner at Match, an ultra-chic two-story space with a postindustrial design and vibrant energy.”
Yankee Magazine Travel designated Match a “Must Visit” restaurant in Connecticut.
Best New Restaurants for Nom-eez & Match Burger Lobster
Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceConsistently voted Best Restaurant, Service, Desserts, Appetizers & Burger in state press
Host of 4 James Beard House Dinners
Awards – Chef StorchChopped Champion – Food Network , Chopped – Sensational Sandwiches Episode
Best Chef Fairfield County – Town Vibe Magazine & CT Magazine
Fairfield County Business Journal, 40Under40, Class of 2011
Selected as Innovative, Ambassador Chef, Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Host of the Celebrity Green Room, Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Best Chefs America