CHEF DEMAL MATTSON
Demal Mattson is a Food Network Award-Winning gourmet, all occasion chef and caterer who creates elegant and memorable meals using only the freshest local ingredients with international culinary influences. Graduating at the top of his class and having over twenty-five years of fine dining and catering experience, no request is too large or small.
Chef Mattson has cooked for many celebrities, dignitaries and Fortune 500 companies both locally and nationally. Other notable credits include work with the Medical University of South Carolina as well as The National Kidney Foundation.
Chef says “I strive to bring something special and unique to each event. My goal is to prepare original dishes with excellent taste, flavors and artful presentations.” Food is his passion and you will agree when you sample his unique cuisine with world wide influences.
Chef Demal Wins Cooks vs Cons
Chef Demal showed over 3 million viewers across the nation what Charleston cuisine is all about when he brought home the top prize on the Food Network’s reality-competition series “Cooks vs Cons”. The episode, “Egg Fight (Season 4, Episode 6) which filmed in New York on February 16 and aired on the Food Network April 26, featured home cooks battling against trained professionals whose identities are concealed from a panel of judges. The judges decide who advances through two rounds of competition based on taste and presentation of prepared dishes, and Mattson was named the overall winner, receiving a $10,000 prize.
Chef Demal on Lowcountry Live!
Bacon Jam Recipe
1 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1 large yellow onions, diced small
3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup brewed coffee
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Add bacon and stir to combine.
Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Transfer to a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks.
It is often said that every one of the senses should be seduced to create the perfect event. You can choose from several options including full service event production, day of coordination, week of coordination, all the way to the team preparing the perfect heavy hors d’oeuvres, sit down served dinner or low country buffet. Bridal brunches, casual rehearsal BBQ’s and more are also available.
Chef can create in home cooking classes, boat cruises, boxed lunches, bachelor and bachelorette parties and more. Your wish is our command.
On staff we feature some of the country’s leading event producers and designers to create your event masterpiece. From selection of entertainment, floral design, lighting design, lounge rentals, to all of your plates, silver, and glassware, we can help you every step of the way. We work with all budgets and have creative ideas that will make your party perfect.
Established packages customized for your special needs.
Hear what our clients are saying about us…
"Demal, you know that I have known you forever. I was thrilled to finally be able to try your food. Everything was beyond our expectations. I could not think of a better way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary."
"Chef, we have worked with various caterers for years. It is our pleasure to write you a thank you note. You and your team were so flexible with last minute changes and dietary restrictions. We look forward to using you in the very near future."
"Chef, Thank you for your patience and incredible job teaching us old ladies how to make a beautiful four course meal so easy. I'm looking forward to using the skills and tricks you taught us for my next dinner party."
"I cannot thank you enough for creating the most amazing party for us. Demal, you and your skilled team exceeded my every expectation. The food was not only delicious but so gorgeously presented...every morsel was like a work of art. The evening ran so smoothly thanks to you and the professional attitude of every person there. I will recommend you to all my friends!"