As the culinary director of Craveable Hospitality Group, Matthew O’Neill brings to his position over a decade of experience working in some of the nation’s best restaurants along with accolades from the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Food and Wine magazine and the Aspen Times.
Matthew joined Craveable Hospitality Group as executive chef for Aspen Kitchen in 2013. His passion for cooking translated to Aspen Kitchen by preparing of-the-moment, authentic and regionally focused cuisine. In his current role, Matthew oversees the Group’s eleven restaurant concepts and lounge menus. He continues to carry his core value, which celebrates of-the-moment cuisine by focusing on the integrity of the ingredients at their peak and serves his dishes alongside the finest wines and spirits. In 2015, Craveable Hospitality Group partnered with Silverspot Cinemas to develop a remarkable culinary program for their theater locations. Matthew leads the vision for the menus at Silverspot Cinema by creating innovative dishes with a twist on the classic preparation. Guests can enjoy this fare both in the restaurant and in-theater dining.
Serving most recently as executive chef at the Ajax Tavern, located in the iconic Little Nell hotel in Aspen, Colorado, Matthew oversaw the kitchen as well as the execution of events for the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. Previous to that he worked alongside Tony Maws in Boston’s celebrated Craigie on Main. In New York, he was sous chef at Bar Boulud and August Restaurant, and was chef de partie at Restaurant Daniel. He has a degree in culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.