Chef Matt Grunwald

About Chef Matt Grunwald

Professional 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
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It’s Always Fun To Splurge

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

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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

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Chef Grunwald Films for ABC’s The List #Tailgating / A Trip to Queen Creek Olive Oil

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

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Chef Grunwald’s Tuna Crudo and Chocolate-Fresno Dipped Pretzels

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

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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

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Chef Grunwald’s Ahi Tuna Wonton Tacos with Wasabi Aioli

  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

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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

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Phoenix Home and Garden’s Young Guns Celebratory Event with Chef Matthew Grunwald

    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

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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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