Contact Info:

EVO | 443 Fore Street | Portland, ME 04101

Matt Ginn

Matt has been interested in food since his first job picking strawberries at Maxwell’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth, ME at the age of 14. For over 10 years, he has been cooking professionally. In Boston, he honed his skills at several award winning restaurants, including Harvest and L’Espalier. He returned to Maine in 2012 as Chef de Cuisine at Five Fifty-Five where he continued his pursuit of excellence while cultivating and maintaining close relationships with local farmers. Since it’s opening in 2015, Matt has been head chef at Evo in Portland, creating a modern fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Matt and his team strive to satisfy palates by creating a modern interpretation of mezzes – small dishes that are traditionally rustic – that will dazzle both inquisitive vegetarians and those who crave meats and fish. Matt is the reigning Maine Lobster Chef of the Year.