25 Lusks' Matthew Dolan joins the Foodie Chap

Dolan shares his remarkable road to recovery with Liam

Liam Mayclem
January 13, 2020 - 2:39 pm
Chef Matthew Dolan joins Foodie Chap
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Meet Chef Matthew Dolan, at the helm at 25 Lusk and 25 Lusk Rooftop, San Francisco.  In July 2019 Chef’s life changed in an instant when a rideshare driver T-boned him and his motorbike leaving him almost for dead. His road to recovery is a remarkable one.  Joyfully after six months of recovery, with support from family, friends and amazing UCSF doctors Chef Matthew is back in the kitchen and walking again albeit with the aid of a cane. 

“All I wished for was that I could walk with my family on the beach again and we did that first day of new year. It was pretty meaningful, pretty spectacular."

Chef’s professional journey as a Chef is also spectacular.  From New Orleans, New York City, Nantucket Island, and Helsinki, Finland, Chef Dolan has strived to improve his technique while being exposed to a variety of restaurant environments.  Dolan became part of the San Francisco dining scene with a successful run as executive chef at Garibaldi’s on Presidio. 

Chef Matthew Dolan, crab

At Twenty Five Lusk, Dolan realized his dream of building his own kitchen, where he continues to deliver inspired cuisine that demonstrates his passion and commitment to excellence.  He is a member of the United States State Department Chef Corps, has been featured at the prestigious James Beard House on two occasions, earned a coveted Michelin Star, and continues to make numerous television and radio appearances here in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

In the Spring of 2017 Chef Matthew & his team opened the ROOFTOP at 25 Lusk - a rare al fresco dining experience that’s perfect for SF GIANTS game day or any day or night you want to enjoy brews, cocktails & bangin’ bites and a super tasty CRAB ROLL. Chef shared the delish recipe below.

Chef Matthew Dolan crab roll

Chef Matthew Dolan

Enjoy my chat with the Chef with nine lives, I’ll call him the “bionic” Chef Matthew Dolan.