Matthew Petersen from "Top Chef Just Desserts
" is one of the contestants in Season 2 of the Bravo reality culinary competition series. He is a 32-year-old pastry chef with an A.O.S Baking and Pastry degree from Johnson and Wales. He is currently living in Arlington, Virginia, but is originally from Dublin, Pennsylvania. His favorite simple fall dessert recipe is griddled pumpkin cake with raisin compote and ginger ice cream.
("Top Chef Just Desserts" ) works as the Executive Pastry
Chef at two of Washington, D.C.'s most celebrated restaurants, CityZen and Sou'Wester, both located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Prior to landing in D.C. with James Beard Award Winner Eric Ziebold, Matthew worked for Daniel Boulud in New York City at both db Bistro Moderne and Restaurant Daniel, and also served as Executive Pastry Chef at Café Boulud in Palm Beach for two years. Before moving to New York to work with Boulud, Matthew was the Pastry Chef at two of Philadelphia's most coveted dining destinations: LaCroix and Morimoto. If he could have one last meal with anyone, it would be with his wife Laura, and they'd make BLT's on fresh ciabatta bread with arugula salad with chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches for dessert.