Matthew's philosophy of cooking is simple:


"Cook with a happy heart, with the best intention, and with a pure spirit.

Your food will feel it, your guests will feel it, and the universe will feel it!"

"Giving back is the only thing that keeps me going forward."

Cooking Classes


Totally private and perfect for date night or a special night out with your best friend, mom or dad! You have flexible date and starting time. In this special class, you will learn a bit more about this unique American spirit.  Each course is made with a different bourbon and you will enjoy Matthew's hand crafted Old Fashioned made with brown sugar simple syrup and finished with a kiss of bourbon soaked oak smoke.  (class duration approx. 2 hours)

Two glasses with whiskey. They are for p

Hand-Crafted Artisan Sea Salts


Matthew's Sea Salt Sampler Gift Box

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Matthew May's Handcrafted Sea Salts  |  757-407-1785

Virginia Beach, VA