My name is Matthew Gray.
I love food. I live to eat.
Ever since I was a little kid I was fascinated with aroma, color, and flavor. My mom taught me that foods made with love always taste best; she inspired me to become a gourmet chef.
My formal training was in Los Angeles where I worked first as an apprentice, and eventually up the ladder to executive chef at several restaurants. My curious palate allowed me to experiment with many types of styles and cuisines from all over the world.
When I left the restaurant scene it was to be a personal chef to Hollywood celebrities, movie stars, and Rock & Roll bands. I won’t name-drop here; just ask me sometime and I’ll share some wild stories with you.
In 1993 I moved to Honolulu. I became the Food Writer and Restaurant Reviewer for Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper, the Honolulu Advertiser.
Hawaii Food Tours is a logical extension of my life’s devotion to good food and my desire to share culinary delights with others. I believe the best way to experience Hawaii is to taste it!
I look forward to meeting and feeding you…
- One thing you probably don’t know about me?
I traveled with the Eagles on their “Hotel California” concert tour.