Chef de Cuisine Matt Deering was born and raised in Charlotte, coming from a family of handymen and women. His parents were incredible examples of how hard work, and the experience of real-world skills and scenarios could bring great success, and he applies all he’s learned to his cooking.
He was never passed down recipes from his family, often being the head chef in his own home, so he has always been a blank slate, open to new styles of cuisine and culture.
At a young age, food always sparked an interest and passion in him. Any time he tried something amazing, he looked for new ways to recreate it, and the more he tried, the more he honed his skills and palate, which eventually led him to pursue a career as a chef.
He began at a pizza place in Huntersville as a busboy and after a month of diligently completing any task assigned to him, he asked the chef for a chance in the kitchen. Two years later he moved far from the city to Boone, where he learned the priceless skill of utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Three years later Matt relocated back to Charlotte and landed a position at Peppervine. Knowing how successful their sister restaurant Artisanal was, he was eager for the chance to work with some of the best chefs in Charlotte.
But still, he grew restless. He wanted the opportunity to run his own show, using his hard work and skills to curate his own unique menu, which led him to Dot Dot Dot. His hope was to match the incredible cocktail menu and believed his palate could bring a comparable game to their food menu. And he has. Matt is excited about the future and the amazing dishes to come.
MEMBERS WELCOME … IF YOU CAN FIND US
We’re in a hideaway that’s easy to find … the second time! (Hunt for our logo on the Backlot of Park Road Shopping Center.) Members enjoy conversations over cocktails and a menu meant to be shared. We’re an inclusive gathering, who know a thing or two about the art of cocktails.
Join our community today — we can’t wait to meet you!