Licensed Contractor and Designer – DIY Network’s Bath Crashers
Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. Matt earned his degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He initially got his feet wet designing restaurants and casinos and even worked on the Angolan Project in Africa. Eventually, his fervor for design shifted to the residential sector. His professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on DIY Network’s Bath Crashers.
Chef Alyssa's Kitchen, Atherton Mills
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen began in 2013 by owners Alyssa and Andrew Wilen. Focusing on using healthy, local and sustainable ingredients Chef Alyssa teaches hands-on cooking classes covering a variety of cuisines and ability levels. Charlotte Magazine awarded Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen best cooking class 2015 – 2017 and best culinary camp in 2017. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen was named Top 9 in the US by tripping.com in 2016.
Growing up in Charlotte, NC Chef Alyssa has been involved with cooking nearly her entire life. A 2005 graduate of the Art Institute of Charlotte, Chef Alyssa's professional career has taken her to Italy and several restaurants in Charlotte that range from upscale restaurants, a country club to small intimate dining. In 2011, she was named the opening Executive Chef of Fern, which was named Best New Restaurant in Charlotte later that year.
In 2016, Chef Alyssa competed on Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay. In 2017 The Mecklenburg Times named her Top 50 Most Influential Women. Andrew was recognized as Top 30 under 30 by Charlotte Agenda in 2016; Top 40 under 40 by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2017.
Recently, Chef Alyssa launched a product line of sandwich spreads and dips that are sold in retail locations: Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard and Champagne Tomato Jam. Each spread is all-natural and made with local ingredients. Currently, Chef Alyssa can be seen cooking every Saturday morning on NBC Charlotte. For more information on Chef Alyssa please visit www.chefalyssaskitchen.com and follow @chefalyssaclt