After working in the plant as a part-time selector and meat cutter between college semesters, Matt joined Kern Meat Company in 2008 as the general manager. He is responsible for the overall operation of Kern Meat Company, which includes production, sales, operations, purchasing, and the food safety program. Matt serves on the ACF Chefs de Cuisine Governing Board, and is a board member of the St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine Educational Foundation.