2024 Chefs

Matt Baker


Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Grand Tasting Reception

Under 101 Hospitality restaurant group, Matt Baker owns and operates Gravitas, a New American fine dining establishment in Washington D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood, Michele’s, a French American experience in Downtown DC, and Baker’s Daughter, a café and market with three locations in the Nation’s Capital.

Gravitas received one star in the 2020 and 2021 Washington, D.C. MICHELIN Guides. In 2015, Zagat named Baker in its “Top 30 under 30” list. Prior to opening Gravitas, Baker cooked in Singapore as the opening executive chef of Krish, and in Washington, D.C. under chef Robert Wiedmaier at Brasserie Beck, as chef de cuisine at Occidental Grill & Seafood, and as opening executive chef of City Perch in Bethesda.

Michele’s, named after Michelin Starred Chef Baker’s late mother, is inspired by his family connections to Houston and New Orleans, and how they have impacted his approach to cooking, cuisine, and hospitality. Chef Baker will use his classical French training as a conduit to bring together the multicultural flavors of both cities. Michele’s will offer an upscale New American dining experience with a French accent and international flair.