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Nationally lauded Chef Alex Stratta has accepted the position of Culinary Director at MATCH: Restaurant & Cocktails located at 1100 North Central Avenue, inside the FOUND:RE Hotel.

Chef Alex Stratta. Photo courtesy of Je Hyen Valdez.

Stratta’s award-studded career includes the three-time recognition with a two-star rating by the Michelin Guide (for his namesake restaurant ALEX in Las Vegas), Best Chef Southwest James Beard Award, countless AAA Five Diamond Awards, a finalist on Top Chef Masters, Italian Iron Chef on Iron Chef America, Food and Wine Magazine’sBest New Chef among many other accolades.

Stratta has led the kitchen of incredible restaurants around the globe including: Mary Elaine’s in Phoenix, ALEX and Stratta restaurants inside the WYNN Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Prado at the Omni Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. In addition, Stratta worked under renowned chefs Alain Ducasse at Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and at Le Cirque under Daniel Boulud.

MATCH Restaurant and Cocktails

First on his to-do list at MATCH, Stratta will revamp the menu at the wood-fired, locally focused restaurant.

“We are testing new recipes and seeking the perfect balance of flavor and relatable dishes that suit the tastes of our local residents and out-of-town guests,” said Stratta. “The wood fired oven and grill will continue to take center stage as we evolve our menu.”

Stratta’s new menu will debut this September, in the meantime he and an impressive culinary team will continue to create crave-worthy yet simple menu items with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients presented in an artful and familiar way.

Located at 1100 North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, MATCH offers free valet and additional free self parking in the surface lot located behind the hotel off of Portland. For more information about MATCH: Restaurant & Cocktails, visit www.matchphx.com or call 602-875-8080.


  • Bradley Fields

    This guy is a TOTAL LOSER. I wonder how long it will be before he gets drunk at work and fired AGAIN………..

    • cory

      You don’t know sh!t. Keep your mouth shut, continue flipping hash and shut the fu(k up. Douche nozzle hack.