Restaurant 62 Cooks Up New Managament Team

Submitted.  The team at Restaurant 62 is pleased to announce that Matthew Nichols has been promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine and co-owner, joining the ranks with fellow co-owner Chef Jeff Massey.

“We’re thrilled Matthew has accepted the offer to take on this new leadership position with us,” said Chef Jeff Massey, co-owner of Restaurant 62. “He has brought a wealth of talent, passion and experience to the restaurant and has a great future ahead at Restaurant 62.”

Chef Matthew Nichols was born to cook. Born and raised in B.C., he developed a passion for great food at a young age and overcame adversity to become the talented chef and co-owner of Restaurant 62 that he is today.

When Matthew was just 8 years old he was diagnosed with arthritis in most of his joints and was told by doctors that as an adult he would probably need to pursue a career that would be easy on his joints. So Matthew pursued many different avenues to find that career but his interest in the culinary arts prevailed.

While studying in the accounting program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Matthew was working part time at Central City Brewing in Surrey. He started out where many chefs do, in the dish area and soon became one of the CCBC leaders. During his tenure at Central City Brewing, Matthew was exposed to a wealth of knowledge and skills where he continuously exceeded expectations by delivering much more than the average brew pub dining experience.

In 2012, Matthew entered the Culinary Arts program at Vancouver Community College and then, just 16 months later, he received his Red Seal certification in cooking. While he was finishing his certification, Matthew got the chance to join the Restaurant 62 team. It was there, under the leadership of Executive Chef Jeff Massey, that his talent flourished. At Restaurant 62, he was given the creative freedom to develop unique new menu items and contribute to the restaurant’s popular refined farm-to-table dining experience. Within a few months, Matthew was promoted to Sous Chef and then later he became Chef de Cuisine. In 2016, when Matthew was given the opportunity to become a co-owner of Restaurant 62, he jumped at the chance to make his mark on the culinary scene.


About Restaurant 62
Established in 2004, Restaurant 62 has earned a reputation as the Fraser Valley’s top rated restaurant for refined farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant offers a simplified modern dining experience that’s ingredient driven, seasonally influenced and locally sourced. Every dish is masterfully created to also engages the senses and tantalizes the palate. Executive Chef Jeff Massey and Chef de Cuisine, Matthew Nichols use only the freshest local ingredients brought directly from farm to table to create contemporary regional cuisine. The restaurant is unrivaled for its innovative menu featuring a bounty of local, in season ingredients, extensive wine selection, contemporary ambience and impeccable service.

Restaurant 62 is located at #106-2001 McCallum Road in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The restaurant is open weekdays at 11:30 am for lunch and Mondays-Saturdays at 5:00 pm for dinner service.

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