Chef Mat Cable: Chef/Owner, Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria, First We Eat Catering and Confections; Z Mansion house caterer; Partner, Dante’s Fire; Co-owner, Zio Peppe & Gastronomic Union of Tucson
Chef Mat Cable, a Tucson native, developed his love for all things culinary growing up around his family’s local gelato and Italian Ice business, Gina’s. For 22 years, he’s been a fixture on the Tucson dining scene.
With two decades of pizza experience at various pizzerias, he’s spent the majority of his adult life at Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria, becoming the owner in 2008. In 2019, he established First We Eat Catering and Confections. Additionally, he’s the Z Mansion house caterer, a partner in Dante’s Fire and co-owner of the soon to open Zio Peppe.
Chef Mat is involved with Tucson Originals, a collective of independent, locally-owned restaurants and twice served as its president. He’s also one of the founding members of the Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT), an affiliation of several dozen chefs and culinary artisans seeking to honor Tucson’s food heritage and foster culinary innovation and creative exchange.