Los Angeles Chef Transitions to the Central Coast to Work with Nichols Brothers
LOS OLIVOS, California; May 2, 2011 – Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols, Owners and Chefs of Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern, announce the arrival of Seth Nelson as the new Chef de Cuisine of this landmark restaurant in the Santa Ynez Valley of the California Central Coast.
Nelson, a graduate of the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, has worked under some of the most respected chefs in Los Angeles. He served as Executive Sous Chef for Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon at Simon L.A. for two years prior to joining Brothers. His earlier experience includes positions working under the tutelage of some impressive talents, including Conny Anderson at BLVD at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; Josiah Citrin of Melisse; and Joe Miller of Joe’s Restaurant’s catering division, Upstairs2 Catering.
Eager to find a location where he both could build his reputation and raise his family, Nelson became enthralled with the idea of making the move north to Los Olivos to work with the Nichols Brothers. Nelson’s try-out – a tasting dinner at Brothers for the chefs to experience and evaluate the foods he could create, assured Matt and Jeff Nichols that the young chef would be a perfect fit for this family-run restaurant.
The Nichols family is pleased to have Nelson among the kitchen team. Having a responsible and creative Chef de Cuisine will enable the brothers to work on developing new menus, community out-reach, catering and other ideas that have taken a back burner while they manned the kitchen. “Matt and I proudly welcome Seth as a great addition to our team. He’s not only joined our Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern family, he is now linked to the history of chefs who have worked the stoves at Mattei’s since 1886.” says Jeff Nichols.
Influenced by the Iowan family gardens of their youth, Matt and Jeff Nichols have cooked for over a half million people and have had thousands of requests for their recipes since the beginning of Brothers Restaurant in 1996. Their first cookbook of their guests’ favorite dishes, Brothers Cuisine, Recipes from Santa Barbara, California Wine Country, published in December 2010 and available for purchase at the restaurant or on their website, www.matteistavern.com, has already sold 1500 copies.
Chef de Cuisine, Seth Nelson
For more information contact:
Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern
2350 Railway Avenue, Los Olivos, California 93441
www.matteistavern.com or www.Opentable.com
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