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Q & A

Matt Accarrino

SPQR

Matthew Accarrino is the nationally recognized chef of SPQR in San Francisco, CA. His unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experience and classical training with some of America’s best chefs. This includes a strong belief in direct sourcing, producing, and at times playing a role in the creation of his ingredients. The result is an intensely personal cuisine that is both technically polished and soulful. Matthew always enjoys opportunities to combine his two life passions, cooking and cycling.
1

What's the first dish you remember cooking?

Pizza with my grandmother.
2

What Prep To You Hate To Do? Love To Do?

Scaling fish, so messy no matter what. Hand-making pasta.
3

What food is your guilty pleasure?

Coffee. I drink too much of it!
4

If You Weren’t A Chef What Occupation Would You Like To Try And Why?

Pro cyclist. I love to suffer!
5

What Or Who Inspires Your Culinary Creativity And Why?

My Environment, experience, seasonality, where I am and where I’ve been. I’ve learned to follow my intuition.

"I love to travel and cook with local products in the place they are from. I’m looking forward to that experience in this unique Hawaiian paradise alongside fellow chefs and guests."

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