With a professional career divided between Portugal and Switzerland, Chef Vitor Matos began his life in the art of haute cuisine by attending the Cooking and Pastry course in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Throughout his almost 20-year career, Vitor Matos has been a judge on a variety of competitions and a guest speaker at various congresses and seminars. As a chef, he has won several honours, including the titles Chef of the Year 2003 (Taste Editions), Chef of the Year 2013 (WINE Magazine Awards), Best Chef of Portugal 2014 (Arco Atlântico Gastro Awards) and the “Prix Chefs de l'Avenir” 2011 (International Academy of Gastronomy, Paris).
Chef Vitor Matos strives to use genuine and fresh seasonal and regional products, enhancing the power of your taste buds. His Mediterranean influenced cuisine constitutes a mix between tradition and new gastronomic trends.
MINI BLIND MASTER
João's career as a chef started in 2011 at the tourism school in Lamego, where he undertook a two year-course in “Kitchen Management and Production”. After this, he did several internships in various renowned hospitality projects, such as The Yeatman, Antiqvvm, and Vila Joya.
MINI PRINCESS BLIND MASTER
After training in Kitchen Management and Production at the tourism school in Coimbra, Rita put her skills to the test in the restaurants of Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, Salpoente and Antiqvvm before joining the Blind team.
After having several experiences in areas related to the economy, it was in 2016 that he decided to go to the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Coimbra and graduated in Hotel Management - Catering and Beverages.
After his training in 2018, he followed several projects where he participated in the Young Talent of Gastronomy 2018 contest in the Bartender category.
Still in 2018 he was hired as a waiter at Salpoente, followed by Bar Manager at Maria Lounge Bar, until he arrived at our restaurant Blind in 2019.