A Taste of Inspiration Matt Glazer



Matt Glazer


Matt Glazer
Executive Chef
F&B director


Matt Glazer was born and raised in New Orleans, La where he used to tinker in the kitchen at a very early age. Matt lives and breathes New Orleans.

Matt is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Hyde Park. In 2005, Matt’s love for New Orleans grew even stronger when he watched Hurricane Katrina tear through his city.

Matt has worked in a variety of facets of food service. He spent time in Portland, Oregon working for Bon Apetit Management Company, The Waverley Country Club, as well as various private catering and small restaurant outfits.

Matt did his CIA internship in Big Sur and after graduating and a small stint working on farms in Northern Italy returned to Big Sur as Food Service Manager of the Esalen Institute. After Esalen Matt moved to the Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant where he honed his chops as the General Manager. It was from the Bakery that Matt has come to Glen Oaks to be the opening Executive Chef of Big Sur Roadhouse, and the F&B director of Glen Oaks Big Sur.

His love of New Orleans and the bounty of the Central Coast make a perfect pair to define the cuisine and style of the restaurant: coastal soul food with New Orleans flavor.

When he’s not at the Roadhouse, he can be found sitting on a milk crate, in a funny New Orleans t-shirt, hanging out with his soon-to-be wife, Danielle…while drinking a beer. Matt also loves jazz music, brass band, New Orleans rock, and just about anything syncopated.

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