MEET CHEF MATTIE
About Chef Mattie
Mattanee, “Mattie”, Dalo is a native of Bangkok, Thailand. She initially chose a career in Finance getting her Bachelors Degree in Accounting in Thailand, and then her MBA in the United States. After working 5 years in banking in Thailand, she married an American and then decided to exit the banking world and pursue her real passion which was cooking and baking. She took professional culinary courses in her native Thai food, Indian and Italian cuisines, as well as continued her love of baking (which we started when she was 20 baking for sale to family and friends). She moved to the US with her husband in 2005 and continued to cook and bake as a hobby, but she knew her dream was to become a Pastry Chef.
In 2010, she graduated with honors in Pastry Arts at the French Culinary Institute in New York and soon after moved to Singapore where she worked at Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne as an Assistant Pastry Chef. She then started her own on-line French patisserie business in Singapore. Since moving back to the US in 2015, Mattanee has continued her love of food by spending the majority of her days in the kitchen, as well as adding to her repertoire taking courses in cuisines such as Japanese. She also performs work for a local catering company and enjoys entertaining friends at her home serving them main courses and desserts from her wide range of cuisines. Anybody that knows Mattie, knows that you will always find her in her kitchen, researching new recipes from her cookbooks and on-line, and testing in her “laboratory”! And of course, always with a big smile on her face.