Matthew Basford takes over as Canoe’s executive chef

He replaces longtime chef Carvel Grant Gould


Word comes from Buckhead’s Canoe that Matthew Basford has taken over as its executive chef. Carvel Grant Gould, who worked at Canoe for sixteen years, has left the restaurant. No details yet on where she will next land.

Basford, a native of Australia, began his tenure at Canoe in 2005 as a sous chef. Expect him to keep Canoe on the same course, offering the accessible New American cooking that makes it a popular neighborhood haunt.

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  • StaceyM

    PLEASE tell me the caramel corn sundae won’t go away!!!

  • Brenda Smyth

    A very big thank you to Carvel for her wonderful creations with delicate, interesting flavors and combinations. My husband and I will miss her and wish her all the best.

    Looking forward to our next Canoe dinner with Matthew at the helm. You have big shoes to fill.