Matt Close

Chef
Matt Close

San Jose

About Matt Close

The Halford offers a variety of shared plates ranging in small, medium, and large that will accommodate all taste buds. Executive Chef Matt Close takes his modern approach to Bay Area cuisine in creating classic dishes with new twists that pair nicely with our craft beers on tap. He has a talent for producing the best ensemble that features the main star of the dish with seasonal produce to create the perfect bite that pair nicely with a glass of IPA, Ale, or wine, to name a few.

My Venues


Behind the Scenes

Today’s staff meal is King
"Today’s staff meal is King Anna’s Chicken tinga tostadas ‼️ A Tostada shell loaded with beans, chicken tinga, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa verde & sour cream 👍 paired amazingly with a nice cold glass of Pizza Port BFF, a refreshing tropical West Coast IPA that happens to be on our happy hour menu🤙‼️ #71beersontap"
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Had a delicious beer while
"Had a delicious beer while trying to sync my brain 🧠 to the west coast after being in Chatham, NJ, NYC & Brooklyn for a week. Can you guess what beer this is that was/is on tap at @fieldworkbrewingco San Mateo? . . . #beerresearch #ipa #hazyipa"
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It’s time for some BBQ & Beer,
"It’s time for some BBQ & Beer, again!🍺 For today’s BBQ special we have two triple-cooked pork ribs, a slice of our famous smoked brisket, a stack of succulent smoked, dry rubbed, pulled pork cooked with Berryessa Rockin -N- Stompin triple IPA and Chef Joel’s house made potato salad with celery, pickles and bacon. And don’t forget to order a few of our 71 craft beers on tap with your BBQ! . . . #bbq #thehalfordbbq #71beersontap #santaclara"
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