Meet Michael Moosetrap, Executive Chef at Vintage Valley Catering in Healdsburg, California. Here in the Sonoma Wine Country he specializes in wine and food pairing for both private and public functions hosted in Sonoma County. Michael’s has over 10 years experience making your wedding day most memorable. His ability to work with different venues and his creativity make him the perfect choice to make your rehearsal dinner or wedding day the perfect event. His job entails tasting various Sonoma County wines and creating tantalizing pairings with the freshest Sonoma Wine Country produce available…it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!
Michael has always had a passion for great food which led to his training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where he completed his studies in October of 1994. He worked his way through several restaurants in the area; including Catahoula in Calistoga under the famous Chef Jen Burnham (QuantumToasthouse) and Tavern Red under Raymond Kalitri and finally Restaurant Charcutra under Ben Martinez both in Healdsburg, California.
Chef Mike has an obvious passion for cooking and a love for animals, music and the outdoors. When asked about some of his interests, Matson said:
“My love of the outdoors is part of the reason that I became a chef, as well. Too many people are detached from where their food comes from and don’t know how to process raw products directly from nature or even the farm for that matter. I decided that I was not going to be one of those people who didn’t understand food, instead I had a vision how to create an incredible experience working with natures blessing’s. Music relaxes me and helps me maintain and enhance the creative part of being a chef.”
The great chef is just one of the many reasons to choose vintage valley catering as your food sourcing professional on your wedding day.