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Matt Sigler OUT at Renata

One of Portland’s biggest chefs is on the move

Former Renata executive chef Matt Sigler

Acclaimed Renata executive chef Matt Sigler has left the restaurant, the O reports. Renata exploded onto the Portland food scene when it opened in 2015, with Sigler’s fine Italian plates driving the momentum.

The high-profile chef shuffle comes just weeks after accomplished chef Chris Frazier joined the Renata team as chef de cuisine, following a strong run at Accanto. Frazier will remain chef de cuisine, and Renata plans to operate without an executive chef for the foreseeable future.

Sigler brought fine-dining experience from some of San Francisco’s top restaurants, including Flour and Water, Salumeria, and Quince, and he was a nominee for Chef of the Year for the 2015 Eater Awards.

Speaking with the O, Sigler said he decided to make a life change after his father passed away over the summer, with a focus on being “healthy and happy.” He does not currently have any future plans to announce, but when he does, he says they’ll likely involve restaurants and cooking.


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