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Chef Matt Varga

Gracie's
Executive Chef
Chef Varga is from Connecticut, where he would spend his childhood days crabbing, fishing, and soaking in the aromas of his family’s busy kitchen. He began his culinary training by taking food and baking classes in high school, and started his first job in a restaurant at the age of 16. Chef Varga attended Johnson & Wales University, where he received his associate degree in culinary arts in 2003, and his bachelor’s degree in food service management in 2005.

 

Chef Varga began working at Gracie’s in 2007, and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2010. Since then, Gracie’s has won the AAA four-diamond award five years straight, and received three Diner’s Choice awards from Open Table. Chef Varga has been featured in Art Culinaire and as a guest chef for the Democratic Governors Association Taste of America gala.