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Celebrity chef and internet personality Matty Matheson is well known to people who love food shows. The Canadian-born cook served as executive chef at the restaurant Parts & Labour in Toronto. The place had a devoted following, and locals were heartbroken when it shut down in 2019.

Starting in 2010, Matheson was featured on the cooking series Munchies, which Vice Media hosts. He subsequently starred in Viceland’s It’s Suppertime and Dead Set on Life. Nowadays, he hosts his own show on YouTube called Cookin’ Something with Matty Matheson. With all the cooking going on, what does he typically eat in a day?

Matty Matheson is not big on breakfast

Matty Matheson in a black hat
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Many people view breakfast as the most important meal of the day. However, Matheson is not in agreement with them.

“I don’t always eat first thing,” the YouTube star told Harper’s BAZAAR. “I probably eat breakfast three times a week, to be honest.”

Instead of an early meal, he opts for some drip coffee. He does cook breakfast for his kids every morning, though. To get them going for their day, he makes fried eggs, a couple of pieces of bacon, and slices up some fruit.

However, Saturdays are different. On the weekends, the chef loves to make a BLT for breakfast. He lives on a farm and uses fresh, home-grown tomatoes. The sandwiches are his wife’s favorite.

Lunch is usually left overs from the day before

Matty Matheson holding lobster
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Since he cooks so much for his YouTube show, lunch is usually leftovers from filming. It’s always different, but soups are a constant.

Sometimes he feels like switching it up, though. Matheson’s favorite restaurant in the world is a gas station called Robo Mart. From here, his standard is a chicken finger sub.

“If I don’t get my chicken finger sub in my belly, daddy gets angry,” the celebrity chef jokes. “I start yelling; everyone’s the problem. I have nothing to do with what’s happening. Everything is against me. The world is crumbling.”

Dinner time is family time

Dinner in Matheson’s home is always between 5 and 6 p.m. If this is off, everything else for the night gets messed up. Bath time, bedtime, you name it. The chef doesn’t always cook either. His wife Trish has some skills in the kitchen as well.

Some of his favorite dinner recipes include a cucumber and radish salad, chicken noodle soup, and pot roast. 

“Food is very honest,” Matheson told House & Home.  “I love restaurants — it’s my business — but the cooking that I’m really passionate about is when I’m at home doing it for my family, where I’m really cooking for love.”

Matty Matheson eats these when traveling 

On any occasion that he is traveling, his daily diet changes a bit. No matter where Matheson finds himself, he tracks down the best Asian. His favorite cuisines include Szechuan, dim sum, pho, and ramen.

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