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 The Chelsea which he recently sold, his food has been rated four stars by the New York Times and is consistently voted best of the Gold Coast. Matt’s creativity was put to the test recently on Chopped, Food Network’s mystery basket show, where he took home the WIN!
How to see Matt in 2018!
In April 2016, Chef Storch joined forces with his Match business partners to bring the classic, fresh flavors of Vietnam to Bridgeport’s Black Rock neighborhood at Nom-eez. In September of 2017 with the same team 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.
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 Burger Lobster Restaurants
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.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Consistently voted Best Restaurant, Service, Desserts, Appetizers & Burger in state press
Awards – Chef Storch
Chopped 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 and Ambassador Chef, Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival Multiple Years
In the Kitchen with Chef Storch
Braised Short Rib with Pea Puree
Pea Carbonara with Soft Poached Egg
Spicy Bacon and Chilled Mozzarella/Spring on a Plate