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Meet our talented Chef Caitlin Mateo

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We’re thrilled to have Chef Caitlin Mateo at the helm of our beloved neighborhood restaurant Square 1682; her menu proves colorful, bright and diverse, and dishes include vegan and vegetarian options, too. One of Philadelphia's rising culinary stars, Chef Mateo began her esteemed cooking career at the age of 18, when she worked alongside Chef Marianne Cuneo Powell in Voorhees, New Jersey, at the Little Café. After graduating from The Restaurant School, she practiced and perfected her craft here in Philadelphia while working as a sous chef under the highly respected Marcie Turney. At Square 1682, Chef Mateo has wowed Square 1682 diners since 2011 with modern American cuisine and a simple philosophy: Let the flavors speak for themselves. Her menu places an emphasis on healthy options as well as local and sustainable sourcing.