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Mat Schuster

Canela Bistro and Wine Bar, San Francisco, Chef and Owner Mat Schuster, Chef and Owner of Canela Bistro and Wine Bar in San Francisco, specializes in traditional Spanish and Spanish-inspired California cuisine. While finishing his undergrad degree in Business at Emory Universally, Mat traveled to Europe to study business but ultimately cultivated his love for cooking. Upon returning to the United States, Mat joined up with the California Culinary Academy’s College of Food in San Diego and then at Bauman College in Berkeley where he attained his Nutrition Educator status. Mat has been a class manager and culinary instructor for Draeger’s Culinary Centers as well as Whole Foods Market. He was the Executive Chef and F&B manager for the San Francisco Bay Club as well as the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s multiunit outlets in the National Parks in San Francisco. Chef Schuster’s kitchen education continued with culinary apprenticeships in several Micheline Star restaurants of Spain including Echaurren and La Venta Moncalvillo in La Rioja, Spain. Currently, Mat consults for the Center for Culinary Development as well as continues to teach culinary classes nationally for Foods and Wines from Spain, a division of the Spanish Government. Mat also serves on the executive board of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association as Board President and is the host of the podcast Food, Wine & the Culinary Mind (iTunes).