Chef Andes, well known as Chef Big Matt on the Texas BBQ circuit, has honed his skills at BBQ competitions and National Grand Championships since the age of 12. He has also catered to celebrities like Mohammed Ali and Randy Travis. As a renowned chef and expert on Texas BBQ, Big Matt shows his passion for food by using the finest ingredients and technique that crafts each dish to the perfect moment of flavor and tenderness.
Matt grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park. Most recently he was at The Gaylord Texan in Dallas. With over 20 years of culinary experience, he has been working his way across the country, learning about people and culture through food. He’s excited to be in the Pacific Northwest, learning about our seafood and local products, and bringing his passion for BBQ to Jimmy's on Broadway.