Designer’s Luncheon and Presentation Featuring Mick Ricereto
Farm-to-School featured on Jamie Oliver
“This kitchen is where our traditions have been established and are carried on. It’s like the backbone that creates and maintains most of our traditions.” Jane Whaley
PENDER & BURKETT
“It was such a pleasant process. Not only would we always use Matthew, we would ABSOLUTELY use Matthew again; I consider Matthew a friend, definitely. We love this kitchen, this is where we spend our time.” Randy Pender
“We knew immediately he was going to do a fabulous job. He was personally invested in the LEEDS concept. This was a special project to us and it was clearly special to him. . .He has such a holistic sense of how space is used plus tremendous engineering and design skills on top.” Jennifer Liotta
”His vision is second nature: you can see the wheels turning and the smoke rising the minute he walks into a space. Then he starts sketching and the whole process has begun. His attention to detail is just exquisite. The devil, they say, is in the details, and Matthew will bulldog a design until every detail is right.”
“I recently had an experience of bringing Matthew into a project in Sausalito (California) for a couple I know very well socially and professionally.” In trying to explain the value Matthew brings to a project, Sharon told her, “You have no idea what you have missed in the past and what your are going to enjoy. Once you’ve seen Paris, how do you go back to the farm?”
"Matthew is a consummate professional. He is the professional’s professional."
Sharon Kiss’s kitchen on the California coast was designed to support a love affair with cooking and a Pacific Ocean view. Her kitchen also reflects an award-winning, much published 40 project collaboration with Matthew Rao. “Matthew is totally positive…with a clear way of thinking…
"Wow, you finally have the kitchen of your dreams," was the response Robin Loeb got the first night she moved in the kitchen and invited 25 friends over to share her excitement."Matthew truly listened and really respected my opinions. He knew I needed a cook’s kitchen. I love to cook and my son and friends are the beneficiaries of this kitchen. I waited over 20 years for this kitchen and I didn’t have a vision for how to get the space I wanted.
"Weʼve done three kitchens together and all three have been published."
Dr. Doug Smith