Meet Matt Swickerath
Culinary Executive & Partner
Known for his creativity in the kitchen, Chef Matt Swickerath has earned a reputation for pairing fresh, seasonal ingredients with culinary excellence. Swickerath’s passion for cooking began after he completed his degree in English from the University of Florida, by landing his first job at a Disney Resort in Buena Vista. After spending nine years in the restaurant industry in his home state of Florida, he moved to Atlanta in 1996 and quickly became known for his innovative dishes using creative and non-traditional ingredients to please Atlanta’s most distinguished dining crowd.
Swickerath has worked for some of the most acclaimed and award-winning restaurants in Atlanta before taking the Executive Chef position for Word of Mouth’s Valenza and Vero restaurants. His hard work and dedication have been instrumental in Word of Mouth’s success and he was named Partner in 2014. Swickerath’s passion and drive for cooking is defined by his attention to detail and his use of primarily locally-grown and organic foods that come with each new season.