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Chef Matt Eaton
Chef Matt Eaton

Chef Matt Eaton leads the Aramark culinary team at the Tampa Convention Center.  Aramark is the exclusive provider for all food, beverage and catering services both inside and outside the facility.

Matt graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and has a history of success as a culinary professional both locally, nationally and internationally, working at prestigious places such as the Bellagio Resort Casino and Harrah’s Hotel Casino in Las Vegas; the Westin-Dubai Mina Seyahi; River City Casino & Hotel and Adam’s Mark Hotel in St. Louis; and most recently at the busy Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 

Chef Matt specializes in Asian, Sushi, Continental, and Modern American cuisine and has a unique blend of creativity, passion for food, team leadership, and business acumen.  His goal is to create memorable dining experiences for guests with exquisite dishes delivered by his team with precision and care, making his mark on Tampa Convention Center and booming Downtown Tampa.

Linda Recke

Linda Recke

General Manager
Phone: (813) 274-7816

Gina Johnson

Gina Johnson, CMP

Catering Sales Manager
Phone: (813) 274-7885

Updated: 04/04/2022