MasterChef to bring his passion to Joseph Richard Group establishments

Matthew Astorga has been named the Surrey-based company's corporate chef

MasterChef contestant Matthew Astorga has been added to the Surrey-based Joseph Richard Group team.

The Fraser Valley resident, who appeared on season 3 of MasterChef Canada, was named the company’s corporate chef, it was announced last week.

Beginning this month, Astorga will be featured at various pairing dinners at the Joseph Richard Group’s many Public House restaurants, including The Henry Public House in Cloverdale.

“It was an exciting experience for me,” Astorga said of his time on the popular TV show.

‘I’ve always had a passion for cooking and to be part of such a great show and go so far was surreal. Now I can take my passion and what I learned to help Joseph Richard Group continue to grow. I can’t wait to get going.”