Get ready to BBQ like a boss! Fire up the grill, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy our Shaw's-exclusive course: Matt Horn’s On-Demand Pitmaster Playbook. In this interactive recorded video, he’ll share mouthwatering recipes, step-by-step tips and ideas that will help you make the most of fresh summer flavors.
Learn more about Matt Horn
A self-taught chef, Horn never worked in any restaurant but his own as he wanted to teach himself to develop a signature style. After years of experimentation, pop-ups and farmer’s market stands, Horn perfected his signature style, blending the smoking techniques of Central Texas barbecue, the foodways of the Black South, and the innovative spirit of the various cuisines found in his native California. From his signature brisket, carefully smoked over 16 hours, to the tender beef and pork ribs, house-made hot links, or specials like oxtails and lamb shoulder, the meats at Horn Barbecue and the fried chicken at Kowbird are truly unparalleled.
Chef Horn’s passion and drive extend beyond the kitchen. During Covid-19, he founded the Horn Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to food equity and social justice, creating food security for those in need in the Oakland community. Horn Initiative has raised over $20,000 and has served thousands of meals to first responders and community members, collaborating with the Golden State Warriors Home Court Assist Program.