Mateo is someone you might have seen regularly in our open-view kitchen, working the line with the rest of the crew, always ready with a conversation and a smile.
How long have you worked at Corner Kitchen, and what’s your current position?
I’ve worked at Corner Kitchen for 9 months, and I’ve recently accepted a promotion to lead line cook.
What is your favorite dish you’ve had at the restaurant?
My favorite dish would probably have to be the catfish sandwich we served over the summer.
What life lessons has working in the service industry taught you?
A lesson I practice almost everyday in life is mise en place: always make sure you have everything you need ready before you start!
What was your most memorable experience in the kitchen so far?
My most memorable moments are learning under great chefs and understanding the science behind how food works.
If you could only pick two or three places for foodies to try in Asheville, what would you suggest?
Nine Mile, Limones, and of course, Corner Kitchen!
What is your biggest passion outside the restaurant?
I enjoy taking time to hang out with my daughter. I love watching her grow and learn.