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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, Jane Hunter and Executive Chef Mike Middlemost, 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, CEO, Events Director

    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 Partner, Operations Director

    Born and raised in Hamilton, Rossano Bonito is often the first person to greet our guests when they arrive at Mattson & Co. He has a passion for hospitality and loves to make every guest’s visit memorable. In addition to keeping things running smoothly day-to-day, Ross was also a driving force behind the construction of both Mattson & Co. and The Junction. With a background in electrical work, he quite literally helped to build our businesses from the ground up.

  • 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.

Get a taste!

Dining Reservations
at Mattson & Co.


and Private Event Inquiries