EVENT PLANNER + EVENT DIRECTION
BASED IN NYC
Equipped with eleven years of industry know-how, Matt has an eye for executing highly detailed and organized event experiences. His diverse portfolio ranges from large-scale galas & opening night parties to branded traded show activations and multi-city culinary & marketing events on a national level. He served for six years as Director of Events for Chef Daniel Boulud, and currently serves as Director of Special Events for New York Theatre Workshop.
Matt has also led the charge on events and activations that give back to the culinary community, including thought leadership panels with the Culinary Institute of America, BentoBox, the Art Institute (Atlanta, Chicago), and Drexel University's Hospitality Management Program. He's worked with Food Bank For NYC and C-Cap Careers Through Culinary Arts on pop-ups and regional events, and created a bake sale with the National Queer Theater in NYC to raise money for the Ali Forney Center.
"Matt brought a sense of urgency and polish to our planning process, and working within our budget, he produced gorgeous, sold-out events in four different cities a year."
Caroline Hatchett, Plate Magazine
"Matt delivered a fun and vibrant event that not only raised money for our artists but helped us build community in a way that felt totally in line with our mission and programs."
Adam Odess-Rubin, National Queer Theater
"His creativity is but one of the many amazing professional qualities Matt has in his arsenal and I would happily work on any project where his craft and recommendations are needed."
Michael Pacheco, BLACKBARN