Having Down syndrome has never stopped me from pursing my passion of using food and fire to bring people together. I like to think I’ve been spicing up life for my family and friends since birth and it’s time to spread the love.

The life-changing experiences of going to college at Western Carolina University and training at the award-winning Haywood Smokehouse have inspired me to launch Matthew’s Bonfire BBQ. When you taste the sauce I hope you feel love, warmth and comfort-just like being around a bonfire.

Matthew has a burning passion about disability awareness and expanding opportunities for all. Learn more about Matthew and his mission at BonfireBBQ.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram @matthewsbonfirebbq!