Article: Chef Paul Mattison and John Cannon Prepare the Recipe for a Perfectly Designed Kitchen
November 7th, 2005
Luxury custom homebuilder, John Cannon has invited Chef Paul Mattison to work with him in designing the kitchen, storage and wine cellar areas of his new model “The Royal Melbourne", located in one of the area’s newest neighborhoods, The Concession.
Award winning Chef Paul Mattison is the executive chef and proprietor of three local restaurants, a wine cellar, a custom kitchen design center and boutique, as well as an all full service catering company making him the natural choice for this partnership. John Cannon Homes, Inc., has been recognized as one of Sarasota ’s leading custom homebuilders and designer for the past 17 years. His dedication to excellence in service and quality from initial design through the final finishing touches makes this partnership with Chef Paul Mattison a perfect match.
Although he recently opened his custom kitchen design center, Mattison’s Culinary Outfitters on Longboat Key, Chef Paul Mattison has been designing kitchens his whole life. “There is nothing better than a kitchen designed just for you,” says Chef Paul Mattison. “Everyone has their own particular way of organizing their cabinets, preparing their food, cooking, eating, and entertaining in their kitchen. This can be a challenge since most kitchens are often generically designed.”
For the John Cannon customers who will be building in The Concession, both John and Chef Paul Mattison will be available to meet with the homebuyers personally and assess their needs. “We will spend time one on one with the homebuyer, and then Paul and I will work together to combine their ideas and needs with our expertise and make it work on paper and then in reality” says John Cannon .
One of the amenities being offered is a caterers’ kitchen. Both Chef Paul Mattison and John Cannon have recognized a need for this, which further qualifies Chef Paul Mattison as he has his own award winning catering company, recently winning “Best of the Best” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Readers Choice Awards. “People love to have parties and events catered out of their home, and of course having a home with a kitchen set up specifically for this will surely make the evening a success,” says Chef Paul Mattison, “That doesn¹t mean that the party will not end up in the kitchen, but if it does, I want The Concession home buyers to be proud that their guests are in a kitchen I designed just for them,” says Chef Paul Mattison
“The kitchen has become the true heart of the home. Families congregate there, and guests gravitate to sneak a peek at what’s cooking.
At John Cannon Homes, we believe your kitchen should be as much a piece of culinary art as the dishes prepared there. Partnering with Chef Mattison will create the perfect balance between form and function in "The Royal Melbourne",” said Cannon. John Cannon ’s custom masterpieces have been awarded an impressive collection of industry awards, including over 175 Parade of Homes honors. John Cannon Homes has been recognized as being one of Sarasota’s leading homebuilders by the readers of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for the past 13 years.
The Concession is a collection of 255 extraordinary estate homes located near the Sarasota/Manatee county line. These luxury homes will rest on one-half to over an acre of Florida ’s beautiful land with natural vegetation including 100-year-old oak trees. Amenities will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in association with Tony Jacklin, a helipad, croquet courts, golf clubhouse with a dining room, fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis courts.