Most dishes only have between four or eight ingredients, of course this is what makes italian food taste so great. pair that food with rare wines, exquisite cocktails and exotic cheeses, fat ox is uniquely authentic.

Phoenix-born Matt Carter graduated the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1989. After culinary school, Carter cooked at Scottsdale's La Chaumiere, where he was immediately smitten with the artistry, demands and disciplines of French gastronomy. His experience there inspired a move to France where he refined his skills at various restaurants and gained exposure to the world’s finest cuisine.

After opening an eclectic mix of restaurants in the Valley, The Mission, Zinc Bistro and The House Brasserie, Chef Matt Carter is taking on a new venture with partners Brian Raab and Mark Drinkwater simply named Fat Ox. It’s Chef Matt Carter’s modern take on Italian cuisine—where simplicity is the key factor.