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Matt Phelps

Matt Phelps started Funthyme in 2011 with a view to reinvent what at the time was a very standardised event catering and wedding market. With a history that combines food and marketing, Matt can interpret catering briefs and respond with personalised and creative food and event styling concepts.

Matt took some time out before he started Funthyme to work in restaurants around the country and has managed catering operation in the luxury market since his early 20’s. Matt has a defined food style. It can best be described as celebratory, natural and bold bringing together ingredients, techniques and recipes from Europe and beyond. Matt is a pioneer of the sharing style food format.

Funthyme works with an established team of events managers, chefs and service assistants. However, keeping true to his brand Matt is undoubtedly the face of Funthyme and your point of call from the initial enquiry through to the creative process and tasting. You’ll typically find Matt managing the kitchen on events but don’t be surprised to find him running front of house operations where he is equally at home.

Matt lives in Walthamstow with his partner and baby Raf. He is obsessed with anchovies and he doesn’t like porridge.

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