|We are pleased to welcome Executive Chef Matthew Kajdan of Parlor Market in Jackson, Mississippi for our guest chef series dinner.
Dinner includes Appetizers, Three Course Meal, Wine, Beer and Cocktail Pairings
6:30PM Reception 7:00 PM Dinner
Matthew Kajdan was born in Madison, MS where his mother & grandmother showed him the way around the kitchen. Growing up in a large European family, he developed a taste for gourmet cooking and fine foods. Food being a part of his life at a young age helped prepare him for a life in the culinary arts. Chef Kajdan’s professional career started around the age of 16 years old at Bravo! Italian Restaurant. Matthew learned under Chefs Louis Larose and Dan Blumenthal who taught him the basics of line cooking and culinary arts. After his years at Bravo!, Matthew went to work in the kitchen of Nick Apostle, where his skills were honed over the next few years. He left his home state of Mississippi in 2006 to pursue a position in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Matthew worked at the historic Sagamore Hotel under great chefs, including Frank Esposito, Ken Lingle and Pastry Chef Bill Foltze.
In 2008, Matthew moved back to his home state and returned back to work under his mentor Nick Apostle. In these years Matthew helped open the Mermaid Café as Executive Chef and eventually General Manager. He credits these years and Nick’s mentorship to his understanding of what it means to be a Chef and how to run business without sacrificing ethics. In 2011, Matthew went back to work for Dan Blumenthal at Broadstreet Baking Company where he stayed until October of 2012.
Today Matthew oversees daily operations at Parlor Market. As the Executive Chef, Matthew promises to bring us a “New Southern menu”, with progressive ideas and local products in a “Farm to Table Atmosphere”.
Call 601-446-8500 or visit opentable.com for reservations.
|GUEST CHEF SERIES|
|Time: 6:30 pm|
|Place: The Castle Restaurant|
|Cost: $$60 price does not include tax and gratuity|
Executive Chef Matthew Kajdan of Parlor Market