Chef Matthew Woolen is leading our team in the Capitol Cider kitchen and creating delicious new dishes, while playfully tweaking some of our ongoing favorites. He has been creating sweet and savory concoctions for the past two decades including with the McCracken Tough restaurant group, most notably as the Chef de Cuisine at The Old Sage, and recently Zhu Dang. His philosophy is that as stewards of this earth we have a responsibility to use everything from the food we cook with and make people think about what and why they are eating something. When he’s not performing his duties as chef, he’s working with plants, spending time with his son and enjoying nature. He’s crafted delicious new dishes like housemade turkey corn dogs (sweet or spicy) with apple mustard and hush puppies made with cornmeal and sauerkraut batter.