Bowen Island Resident

We were very impressed at many levels by the service you provided to us yesterday for our wedding reception.
First, the food was just great, and our guests commented that they very much enjoyed it.  We found it scrumptious, fresh, and wondrously tasty. Everything being delicious, the eggplant dish was particularly appreciated and raved about.
Further, your service was excellent, and as professional as it was flexible. You, Michelle and Peggy made our day very special, and the overall experience was totally suitable for the kind of occasion we were imagining, and it surpassed our expectations !
One couple commented that yours was the wonderful sort of service that they would like at their own wedding, as they placed one of your cards in their pocket.
Thank you for your tidy before you left, your foot print was ghost-like.
With all of our gratitude,


Vancouver Resident

Matt was an incredible person to work from day one. He approached a challenging project with a 'yes' attitude, problem solving and creating an outstanding and memorable meal. He designed a balanced, fresh and flavorful menu. His attention to detail, even on the scale of a 200 person family-style meal, was impeccable. The guests at my wedding raved about the garden to table freshness and I overheard many share, it was one of the best meals they've ever had. Not only is Matt's food exceptional, he is a true gem - a calm, creative, and fantastic professional to work with.


Bowen Island Resident

Hi Matt....I want to thank you for making our party perfect. Your service was efficient and restful, your food exquisite and varied and your staff friendly and attentive. We look forward to having you help us again in the future.

Bowen Island Resident


Just a quick note to thank you and your team for your most spectacular efforts to make our Christmas party the “best ever”—to quote many of our  guests.  The menu was brilliant, innovative (and mouth-watering) and your service superb.  Your seamless planning and the atmosphere you created made the event so much more than we hoped for.  I think your ears must be buzzing from all the enthusiastic word of mouth on Bowen and I know you’ll be a great success here.  Again, we were so impressed by your impeccable service and outstanding talent.

Dr. Tara  Cullis, President, David Suzuki Foundation

I have had the great pleasure of attending numerous events catered by Matthew and his  team and I have to tell you he is the best personal chef I’ve ever come across.

There are a number of reasons for this.

1. His food is utterly delicious, varied, and most imaginative. Interestingly, he presents foods that are unusual yet surprisingly comforting.

2. It is locally sourced and organic. Not only that -- he grows many of the fresh ingredients himself! He’s a gifted gardener.

3. Matthew’s personality is perfect for the work he does. He loves food and feels privileged to be able to make people happy. He is unobtrusive and modest, yet always cheerful, enthusiastic, and willing to share information. He’s loyal to his clients and a joy to be around.

The Chairman of our Board employs Matthew whenever he hosts special occasion dinners, so Matthew has become part of the reason for our Board’s success: Matthew helps create an atmosphere of positive, confident excellence.

He’s a treasure!


Jim Hoggan, Hoggan and Associates

My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew Matheson and his Vine and Garden team for social and business events at our home over the past three years. Matthew was recommended to me by the David Suzuki Foundation, of which I am Chair of the Board of Directors. He has provided catering services for the Foundation for several years.

In my experience, Matthew and his assistants, Clare and Jennifer, have always provided a thoroughly professional service and food of the highest quality. Matthew’s offerings from his own garden are a highlight of any event at my home.

Guests are always impressed to learn that Matthew personally grows all his own herbs and lettuces, which, when combined with locally sourced meats and seafoods, and expertly paired with wines, leave a lasting impression.

I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew and his Vine and Garden team to anyone who appreciates fine organic food served in a loving and professional manner. 


Brian Hill,  Chief Executive Aritzia

Thanks again for a wonderful evening! The food, service and overall atmosphere was excellent.  I also appreciated the help and turn key nature of the whole evening.


Sam W. Ketcham, Vancouver Art Gallery

When you move to a new city, you need to track down a world-class caterer and hold onto them. Matthew is that kind of guy: he and his crew are innovative, creative and fun as hell. They make a great party and they make there clients look good at the same time - what more could you ask for?