Matt Jost, Guest Blogger
Matt Jost, Guest Blogger

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Matt Jost, Guest Blogger

Matthew Jost, CEC, CBJ

Academy Chef and Certified Weber Grill Expert

Matt Jost is Chef of the Weber Grill Academy in St. Louis, the company’s first public academy in the United States, which provides grilling classes, interactive dining experiences, team building events and the opportunity for customers to “test drive” Weber grills and products.

Chef Matt is a Certified Weber Grill Expert, one of only five grillers in the world with this designation who completed the rigorous coursework at the Weber corporate headquarters while logging more than 1,000 grilling hours on almost every grill Weber makes. Chef Matt is a Certified BBQ Judge with the Kansas City BBQ Society and a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation.

A frequent guest recipe blogger to Weber.com, if you can grill, roast, sear or smoke it, Chef Matt has probably done it and has a couple of stories to tell about each time!

Prior to heading up the culinary program at the Weber Grill Academy, Chef Matt was the first research and development chef for Weber Grill Restaurant. As R&D chef, he led recipe and menu development for each of the restaurants’ four locations in Chicago, Schaumburg and Lombard, Ill. and Indianapolis, IN., working with the freshest seasonal ingredients on the world’s greatest charcoal grills. Weber Grill’s fifth restaurant location is in St. Louis adjacent to the Weber Grill Academy.

Chef Matt came to Weber Grill from a culinary career in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

As sous chef at Everest, the celebrated Michelin-one star restaurant, Chef Matt trained under Chicago’s beloved Chef Jean Joho before being tapped as Chef de Cuisine at Chef Joho’s second Chicago outpost, Brassiere Jo. As sous chef of Spago Chicago, he trained under Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo as well as honed his skills at another landmark Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Postrio, in San Francisco.

Also in Chicago, Chef Matt led the kitchen at Bistrot Zinc in the Gold Coast neighborhood and was Chef de Cuisine at the Hyatt Hotels world headquarters. While with Hyatt, he was a member of the culinary team for Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., which was named one of the “10 Great Hotel Restaurants in the World” by Hotels Magazine.

Chef Matt received his A.A.S. culinary degree from Kendall College and is currently completing his B.S. in food science from Kansas State University. Chef Matt’s culinary passion is grilling and smoking on Webers, and he enjoys sharing his experience – from fine dining techniques to backyard grilling tips – with seasoned grillers and beginners alike. Chef Matt lives in Chicago with his wife Carrie and enjoys testing recipes on the four grills he has fit into his small city backyard, which makes him very popular with his neighbors who always get to taste test.

All Posts by Matt (33)

Bourbon Maple Bacon

Bourbon Maple Bacon "Burnt Ends"

Burnt ends are a classic staple of good BBQ joints everywhere

Chile-Coffee-Brined Grilled Chicken

Chile-Coffee-Brined Grilled Chicken

This brine is a great way to wake-up your grilled chicken!

KC Style Smoked Brisket Burnt Ends

KC Style Smoked Brisket Burnt Ends

Burnt ends are all at once crispy, smoky and nicely spiced chunks of smoked-beef heaven.

Caramel Bacon Apple Skewers

Caramel Bacon Apple Skewers

Reinventing classic caramel apples for the grill!

Iced Cinnamon Buns on The Grill

Iced Cinnamon Buns on The Grill

Yes, you can bake cinnamon rolls on the grill!!! This recipe is inspired by our interactive dining series for brunch in the Weber Grill Academy. We wanted to have...

Grilled Halibut Wrapped in Grape Leaves

Grilled Halibut Wrapped in Grape Leaves

A wine country inspired recipe for Grilled Halibut Wrapped in Grape Leaves from the Weber Grill Restaurant

Double Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Smoked Cheddar And Maple

Double Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Smoked Cheddar And Maple

A twist on the traditional sweet potatoes, and one that is sure to become a crowd favorite during the holidays. These are so easy to make, but packed full of flavor!

Grilled Green Bean Casserole

Grilled Green Bean Casserole

This is a “fresh look” at a holiday classic.

A Twist On The Classic Beer Can Chicken

A Twist On The Classic Beer Can Chicken

Hard cider, chicken and a grill makes for one awesome meal!

Apple Bacon Roasted Oysters

Apple Bacon Roasted Oysters

I really love the flavors of apples, oysters and my personal favorite, hard cider! Combining these flavors make a wonderful feast on the grill.