I am Montaluce's Executive Chef, Christopher R. Matson. My team and I are excited to be able to cook for you and offer a menu made with classic techniques and fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
For me, it was my grandmother that made me fall in love with food when I was fourteen, and I haven’t stopped cooking since then. This passion for food has taken me all around the world, pushed me to earn two degrees, (pastry and culinary), at NYC’s International Culinary Center, and helped me make a life for myself as a first-generation American.
More than anything, I hope my years of experience and passion for food come together at Montaluce in the form of an incredible meal you get to share with people you love.
I have been growing grapes and making wine commercially for over three decades. With a Master’s Degree in Enology and Viticulture from the University of California, Davis, I have spent most of my career working at wineries in both Northern and Southern California, but have also worked at wineries in New York, South Dakota, Arizona and, now, Georgia. If you can name a variety of grape or fruit, I have probably made wine from it.
Director of Sales & Events
Shelby has been with Montaluce for years and has applied her extensive knowledge and experience to hundreds of weddings. She will work with you throughout the booking process to ensure your wedding exceeds all of your expectations! Her passion and attention to detail is the driving force for the entire Montaluce Event’s Team.