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Chef Q&A: Matt Osborne at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham

Matt Osborne at MPW Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham

Matt Osborne at MPW Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham

Birmingham boy Matt Osborne is the new executive head chef at Marco Pierre White’s new rooftop restaurant at The Cube which opened this week.

We joined him in the bar for a quick (and of course exclusive to ETM)  chat before the opening night.
Originally from Solihull, 37-year-old Matt has an impressive CV, most recently executive head chef at Urban and Country Leisure, and before that at Lazy Cow, The Huff Cap in Great Aln, The Baraset Barn, when it was voted Midlands restaurant of the year, and Nuthurst Grange in Warwickshire.

Why did you decide to become a chef?

Like many teenage boys my passion was football but my dreams of playing for Villa ended with a broken leg. I grew up helping on my dad’s pig farm, collecting waste food from around the city and feeding the 800 pigs which gave me a real understanding and appreciation of farming and of meat.

I studied home economics at school but didn’t really have the discipline to take it seriously. My first job was as a More Here

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