Matteo Zamboni was born and raised in Serle, a small town in the north of Italy province of Brescia. Matteo started his career in the hospitality business at the age of thirteen working in a local restaurant as a waiter.
Soon enough he realised that hospitality was his passion and following an initial intention of becoming a barman, he diverted to the kitchen. Straight after completing five years of hospitality school, Matteo started to travel with the goal of learning the tricks of the trade from the best chefs around the world.
Matteo"collected" Michelin stars having worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Italy such as the three star La Pergola in the Waldorf Astoria and the two Michelin star Ristorante Cracco in Milan.
At the beginning of 2009 Matteo had the honour to cook for the Royal family of Qatar. During the same year, Matteo moved to Tokyo to work at the three Michelin star RyuGyn, an experience that heavily influenced his commitment and passion for respecting the ingredients.
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At the end of 2009 Matteo finally moved to Australia where he immediately fell in love with
the culture and the lifestyle to the point that he now calls Sydney home. Soon after moving to Australia, he became the sous chef at the two hatted Ormeggio at the Spit and later the head chef at the iconic Pilu at Freshwater. After successfully running his own pop up restaurant Zambo, Matteo became the Executive Chef at the prestigious Jonah's at Whale Beach. At the beginning of 2022, Matteo and his team opened Civico 47, a casual fine dining restaurant in Paddington which is aiming to become a point of reference for the Italian food scene in Sydney.
Matteo has also been involved in various charity events such as the Bestest for kids 2018 and 2019 and the CEO Cookoff for OzHarvest.
Matteo is a dedicated, professional and enthusiastic chef with a vast knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry. His goal is to create memorable experiences, transforming ideas and concepts into reality and putting customers at the heart of what he originates.
Matteo is also a proud father, an amateur cocktail maker and a part time surfer. Follow Matteo's social media channels to stay always up to date.