Matt Pickop – Maze & Maze Grill

Chef at Maze Grill

Born in Plymouth, Matt grew up cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen. He first started working within the hospitality industry alongside his university studies and never looked back. Matt joined the Teatro Kitchen, in London’s theatre district under Stuart Gillies. Stuart, now Gordon Ramsay Group’s Managing Director moved to Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and took Matt along with him. Starting as Commis Chef, Matt worked his way up through the ranks to Junior Sous Chef.

With a desire to travel, Matt saw a move to Dubai with the position of Sous Chef at the Hilton’s Glasshouse Restaurant. With talent and dedication, Matt became executive Head Chef for the award-winning restaurants Glasshouse and Verre by Gordon Ramsay. During this time, Verre was awarded accolades such as Best Modern European Restaurant from TimeOut Dubai and What’s On magazine. Matt’s next move was to Abu Dhabi with the position of Chef Consultant during the Formula One Grand Prix. Returning back to London in 2012, Matt became Senior Sous Chef alongside Andy Cook at the Savoy Grill. Matt is currently Executive Chef of Maze and Maze Grill for the Gordon Ramsay Group.