Matteo in your kitchen is a full service catering, personal chef and event planning company, providing excellent food, service and staff. With over 35 years of combined experience in catering and event planning we pride ourselves on best-in-class service and cuisine. We cater any size event, whether it is a small or large dinner, wedding, luncheon, brunch, shower, birthday party, anniversary party, or cocktail party. Don’t feel like cooking that huge holiday meal? We can help you with preparing and delivering the dinner ahead of time for you to warm up. Any reason you may think of to enjoy an exquisite culinary experience cooked by someone else in your house…Matteo in your kitchen is the catering company for you. We deliver catering jobs during the week as well as the weekend.
Call us today at 650-347-5733 to speak with our Event Manager, Alisa Ferrari, to find out more about how Matteo in your kitchen can turn your upcoming dinner or event into a culinary success! Or email Alisa at email@example.com
Another option to try our food is come dine at Stella Alpina Osteriain Burlingame, located at 401 Primrose Road at the corner of Primrose and Chapin. Chef/Owner Matteo Ferrari will delight you with his authentic, Northern Italian Cuisine. Call today for a reservation at 650-347-5733.
Born in the mountains of Italy’s Piedmont region in the small town of Valduggia, Chef Matteo Ferrari’s passion for cooking began at the age of five. His first mentor, his Nonna Nilla, taught him many things on Sunday afternoons at her country house, most importantly, the art of making potato gnocchi as well as the perfect sauce. Matteo learned to hunt for the best natural ingredients in the local mountains, including one of Italy’s most famous, porcini mushrooms. For more than 25 years Matteo’s passion for cooking combined with his appreciation for the infused flavors of fresh ingredients has delighted customers all over the world, and has defined his authentic, rustic Italian style that he creates today.
Destined to be a chef, at the age of fifteen Matteo began his formal education at the Instituto Alberghiero “Pastore” at Varallo Sesia. He paid the tuition by hunting porcini mushrooms and fishing and then selling his finds to local restaurants. He graduated in 1986 and was driven to learn from the best. He began working for free in Milan at the famous “Savini” Restaurant in the Galleria, just to learn the “art of the Risotto” from Chef Fulvio Lavarini. After working in Milan, it was time to see the rest of the world. Matteo began working for the award-winning Princess Cruises. For the next 14 years Matteo worked his way up from a Galley Helper to an Executive Sous Chef learning how to cook all types of international cuisine as he traveled the World. He worked on famous ships such as the Original Love Boat and the Royal Princess, where he served Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II. To gain even more experience, Matteo took a few years off from the high seas and went to Paris where he became a line cook at Enoteca. Two years later, Matteo went to London, where he began his first Executive Chef position at Osteria Pulcinella, a very popular and authentic Italian Trattoria where he started to make a name for himself. After three years on land, Princess recruited him back to the ships, where his love for the sea and beachside ports-of-call lured his heart.
Matteo left Princess Cruises in 2001 and teamed up with Alisa, a San Francisco Bay Area native. The two met while Alisa was traveling with family and friends on a Panama Canal cruise from San Francisco.
It was Matteo's passion to some day open his own restaurant and bring the flavors from the Italian Alps to the Bay Area. He worked at a number of restaurants in the Bay Area and helped the Avenir Restaurant Group open an Italian Trattoria, D'asaro in Redwood City, California, which quickly earned a prestigious 3 stars from Michael Bauer from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Matteo and Alisa first started a full service catering company Matteo In Your Kitchen in 2003 that caters to both large and small events up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and is thriving today.
In May, 2005 Matteo and Alisa opened the restaurant Stella Alpina Osteria in Burlingame, California. At Stella, Matteo continues to delight customers with his rustic sauces, braised meats and risottos in a cozy and inviting setting. Seven years after opening, Matteo's dream of having customers dine as if they are in his own home is a realty and his customers can't get enough of Matteo's rustic Italian flavors.
Excellent review from the SF Chronicle, July 2005
Award of Merit, Chaine des Rotisseurs, 2006
Excellent review in Gentry Magazine, November 2007 issue
Won 3rd place in the 2007 San Francisco FIERI “Boss of the Sauce” competition