Each day before walking into Elements Restaurant at Sanctuary, on the iconic Camelback Mountain, I gear myself up with a vigorous five mile run. There is nothing more mentally honing than a dose of adrenaline each day to combat a busy night on the hot line. Eating clean... Read More
About Chef Matt GrunwaldProfessional Chef, Alumni of The Culinary Institute of America-NY, Food Writer for North Valley Magazine, Celebrity Chef on Arizona Midday and Sonoran Living Live, Karate Black Belt, 11th Annual San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef People's Choice Winner
Chef Matt’s Own Roasted Pork and Caramelized Onions…Yum. Go with your gut when cooking! Do what feels right!
There is something so beautiful about properly roasted meat. Crispy crunchy; I love it. Today I have a caramelized Onion Aioli Pork Loin that is perfect for the coming entertaining months. A sauce that can easily be made far in advance, the aioli keeps the pork loin moist... Read More
Good day beautiful people! This last week was a blast for me! Let’s start with my tailgating segment that I filmed with ABC’s The List. This last Thursday I filmed with Emmy Award Winning Television Host, Matt Gallant, in the parking lot of Sun Devil’s Stadium in... Read More
Good day all! I will keep this short and simple and let the pictures do the talking. Today commenced the start of a new food portfolio for my cookbook. I teamed up with professional food photographer, Michael Woodall, and Sub-Zero Wolf Southwest to shoot this thing. The... Read More
Tuna Crudo with Watermelon, Pineapple, Anaheim Peppers and Smoked Paprika – Chef Grunwald’s Making a Cook Book
Tomorrow commences the beginning of my Southwestern Cook Book. I have compiled 100 of my best recipes and begin to shoot the dishes at the Sub-Zero Wolf Southwest Showrooms with Professional Food Photographer Michael Woodall. Every Monday, I have the greatest honor of being able to cook in the... Read More
Hello guys! Today I am sharing with you one of my most favorite appetizer bites. We’re making Ahi Tuna Wonton Tacos with Wasabi Aioli. Here is the recipe: 2o wonton wrappers 8 oz high quality Ahi Tuna, small dice 1/2 Soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced... Read More
Southwestern Potstickers, AZ Taco Festival, Octoberfest, Jamie Oliver’s Search for a Food Tube Star with our own Chef Matthew Grunwald
Hey guys! Every Monday morning I have the greatest please of filming videos at the Sub-Zero Wolf Southwest Showrooms. My context subject has revolved around rice. Jamie Oliver has teamed up with Uncle Ben’s Rice and is holding a competition on his Food Tube channel on YouTube so... Read More
Last night marked Phoenix Home and Garden’s Young Celebratory Event at the Sub-Zero Wolf Southwest Showrooms. It was awesome. I was challenged to create a three course menu for 250 people (which ended up being 300) at the event where I was featured as one of... Read More
ABC15′s Sonoran Living Live-Chef Matthew Grunwald prepares heart healthy French cuisine with southwestern influence.
What a miraculous day at the ABC15 television studios today. A 5 am wake-up call was in order from my Iphone this morning. All of my ingredients had been prepared the night before and all that I had to do was wrap all of my equipment in... Read More
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