Abdoo

Matt Abdoo

Pig Beach

Biography

Matt Abdoo is the chef and partner of Pig Beach BBQ, the critically acclaimed, award winning barbecue restaurant and beer garden located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Matt first earned his BBQ chops during his time working on America’s highly competitive barbecue team, Salty Rinse, receiving 2nd place medal for Whole Hog in 2015... READ MORE

Matt Abdoo is the chef and partner of Pig Beach BBQ, the critically acclaimed, award winning barbecue restaurant and beer garden located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Matt first earned his BBQ chops during his time working on America’s highly competitive barbecue team, Salty Rinse, receiving 2nd place medal for Whole Hog in 2015 and 1st Place for Poultry and Best Sauce (Mustard) at the annual Memphis in May World Championship.  Since then, Matt and His Team have continued their winning streak every year taking home 1st Place Trophies in just about every ancillary category you can compete in at Memphis in May.

Prior to opening his own restaurants, Matt was the Chef de Cuisine of Del Posto and during is tenure, the restaurant received a coveted four-star review from the New York Times, and the Relais & Chateaux distinction. Raised in the small upstate New York town of New Hartford in an extremely tight-knit Italian American Lebanese family where he began his culinary training at a very young age by rolling meatballs and house made pasta with his Nona. Today, Matt is a frequent guest chef on The Today Show and can often be seen as a guest Judge or Talent on many Food Network program such as Beat Bobby Flay, the Kitchen, Battle of the Brothers, Kitchen Crash and Michael Symon’s Throwdown.  Matt has also appeared on NBC’s The Chew, the Dr Oz Show and DirecTV’s Fantasy Zone.

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Favorite Event

Backyard BBQ presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and National Beef hosted by Andrew Zimmern

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Sun, Oct 17

4:00 PM

Capital One Cardholder Access, Early Entry, Outdoor, Walk-Around Tastings, Family Fun, Pier Parties,
Favorite Event

Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray

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Thu, Oct 14

7:00 PM

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Favorite Event

Dinner with Chris Lilly, Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride part of the Air France Dinner Series

Sat, Oct 16

7:00 PM

Intimate Dinners,