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The Mattson Family brings elegance and local sourcing to Hamilton’s blossoming food scene. Founded by local restauranteur Ronn Mattai, along with his business partners Rossano Bonito, Executive Chef Mike Middlemost and Jane Hunter our vision is to bring quality cuisine, drinks and jazz to #HamOnt foodies.

It started with Mattson & Co., an elegant restaurant on Hamilton’s Locke Street that focuses on locally-sourced ingredients and talent – from the menu through to VQA wines to local live musicians every week. Guests enjoy Ronn Mattai’s unparalleled vision with the contemporary cuisine his long-time collaborator, Corporate Chef Mike Middlemost.

In late 2016, Ronn and the partners opened The Junction on James Street, a beautiful venue dedicated entirely to private events, business meetings and social gatherings. Six months later, The Junction expanded to two venues and offers off-site events and catering options throughout Hamilton and the surrounding areas.

Meet our Team

  • Ronn Mattai
    Ronn Mattai Founder, Director of Operations & Events

    Founder Ronn Mattai has been a fixture in the Hamilton food scene since the late nineties, when he opened The Junction Cafe & Aquarius Lounge. Since those days on King William, Ronn has travelled the country, bringing an eye for elegance back to Hamilton with the Mattson Family of restaurants and dining experiences. Today, he runs everything from private events to our flagship restaurant, all with a love for Hamilton and the people who call this city home.

  • Rossano Bonito
    Rossano Bonito Former Partner

    Ross was one of the original partners and an integral part of the Mattson Brand.  

    We are blessed to have shared our time with Ross as he moves on to explore another chapter in his life’s journey.  

    His dedication and loyalty have not gone unrecognized.  Touching every piece of our hearts with his charm and that smile.  

    His passion and presence are truly missed by his partners, his extended Mattson family and of course our guests.  

    We love you friend and wish you continued success.

  • Mike Middlemost
    Mike Middlemost Partner, Corporate Chef

    With 25 years in the food industry, Chef Mike Middlemost has spent decades cooking up incredible meals for the people of Southern Ontario. Chef fostered his love of locally-sourced cuisine back when he was in charge of the original Junction Cafe. Mattson & Co. is a reunion for Chef and Ronn, where his eye for detail and love of contemporary cuisine forms the foundation of the Mattson experience.

  • Jane Hunter
    Jane Hunter Partner, Finance Director
    Since joining the Mattson team Jane Hunter not only keep all of our invoices and accounts running but she is integral to developing the signature look and feel of the Mattson brand. A talented graphic designer with decades of experience, she gives everything that special Mattson touch, whether it’s our beautiful menus or promotional materials.

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