#008 - Matt Healy (Part 1) From Chef to Restauranteur.

Liz Ward speaks to Matt Healy, award winning chef, restaurateur and Masterchef The Professionals runner up.


Matt shares his career journey, from training with some inspiring mentors and then how he left a top restaurant in London to be closer to his family and applied to Masterchef for a bit of a laugh. There were twists, turns and lots of points where he could have given up on his career in the kitchen yet Matt kept going. And keeps going. We talk about mentors, self belief and what it's like to be in the public eye.


Matt and his team have opened 3 food venues in the last two years, Matt Healy x The Foundry has won loads of awards including Britain’s Best Roast Dinner, Best City Centre Restaurant (in Leeds) and a Michelin plate. His Grön Kafé, his vegetarian and vegan concept now has two sites.


Matt is really inspiring and a great guest. As we are currently in the middle of a global pandemic, this interview comes in two parts.


  • Part One (this one) “Matt’s pivot journey from Chef to Restaurateur”, recorded pre-corona lockdown 
  • Part Two - “Matt’s Lockdown Pivot”, where we explore what Matt did when the pandemic forced the restaurant to close and how he is spreading joy to the frontline NHS staff with his famous Sunday Roasts. And what he is thinking for the future.


I really enjoyed making these two episodes with Matt. I hope you enjoy listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, leave a written review and a star rating on Apple podcasts. These actions really help us grow this podcast and keep bringing you amazing guests. Thank you!


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Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at https://www.slickpivot.com/podcast-slick-pivot-sessions/008-matt-healy-part-one


Donate to help Matt feed NHS Staff - https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-250-nhs-staff

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