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Matthew Kern

Executive Chef, One Coastal

Raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Matt grew up surrounded by food - from homemade Italian pastas to big family dinners, his passion for food started early and eventually led to his first restaurant job at age 14. 

Having spent the last fourteen years in our coastal area, he has taken the helm as Chef/Owner of One Coastal for the past two years. 

Through his extensive connections with local farmers, Matt is able to gather and create beautiful food at One Coastal that is hyper-seasonal, and locally sourced from oysters to foraged mushrooms, Chef is thrilled by unique ingredients that allow him to tell a humble story. 

Matt was recently nominated as a semifinalist for "Best Chef Mid-Atlantic" by the James Beard Foundation 2024, as well as 2019 and 2020.

When not at One Coastal surrounded by his amazing team, you may find him with his beautiful family or fly fishing some secret waterway along Delaware's coast. 

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