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Serving Central Texas Since 2002




Chef Charles Ragland has been cooking up delicious dining experiences at home, businesses, and events across San Antonio and Austin, Texas, since 2002. Serving a myriad of clients from busy professionals and families to offices and corporate events, Chef Charles caters to each of his clients’ unique and personal preferences. 

Chef Charles resides in Central Texas with his family. He is a veteran of the United States military.

Select Experience:

COVID-19 FEMA First Responders Chef, San Antonio, TX (2020)

Dream Leadership Academy After-school Culinary Volunteer (2020) 

Valero Texas Open Head Chef (18th Hole), San Antonio, TX (2014-2018)

In-Home Private Personal Chef (2002-present)

Bonefish Grill Corporate Trainer (2000 - 2009)


Top Chef, Indiana Culinary Arts (2004 - 2007)

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Korean

Chef Charles is a man of passion regarding many things - I’ll speak of three:

1) Family - this is a family business and one that contributes to the support of his family. He takes it very seriously and is very dedicated to the success of his family and business.

2) Business - the old adage of not mixing business with pleasure does not apply to Matter of Taste and Chef Charles. It’s apparent in the quality of the food, the excellent customer experience, the responsiveness of the service, and the value of a catering or meal that he thoroughly enjoys what he does!

3) The Culinary Experience - regardless of your personal taste, Chef Charles can translate his years of love and experience as a personal chef to exceed every expectation with food, flavors, and a fantastic vibe from beginning to end.

If you want to hear your guests and clients rave about their experience at your next corporate event, fundraising dinner, PGA Tournament, party, or just enjoy a great dinner at your own home, Matter of Taste and Chef Charles are a sure bet!

I sincerely can’t wait until we have another event so we can have Matter of Taste as a partner in its success!

Thanks Chef Charles!


- Lance Mackey

Letter from the Chef
Welcome to Matter of Taste!


I'm so glad you're here. It's my strong belief that food feeds more than just your body, but also your soul. Whether you're hosting family and friends for a special occasion, having a meeting at the office, or just need a little help with making dinner for the table, it would be my honor to serve you. 

The most important lesson I've learned in my nearly 30-year career as a chef is that each ingredient matters. I carry that value into the service I provide to my clients. Let me handle your meals so you can tend to the more important parts of the day, like spending time with loved ones or doing activities you enjoy. 

I look forward to getting to know you and create a custom plan that suits your needs. 


Chef Charles Ragland


“Chef Ragland provided us nurses who were in San Antonio to fight COVID-19, the most amazing food. I quickly ditched those food delivery services and set up my meals with Chef. Chef would offer us up 2 different entrees for us to choose from. Night after night we had a really delicious home-cooked meal. Thank you, Chef! The food was amazing.”

- Allen Guelas, First Responder

In-Home Personal Chef Services


Chef Charles believes in the positive impact of a homemade meal and values the special time invested in your home life when you can enjoy a well-prepared meal. Through Matter of Taste’s In-Home Personal Chef services, Chef Charles will take care of the food on the table so you can enjoy the ones you love around it. 


Whether you’re looking to have a special occasion meal prepared or are interested in recurring Personal Chef services, Chef Charles can create a custom plan just for you. Whatever your dietary needs or personal preferences, Chef Charles can create a meal preparation package tailored for you. He’s also sensitive to special dietary considerations and will work with you to ensure that you are able to enjoy the meal rather than worry about what’s in it. 

Corporate Catering

Matter of Taste can create a meal for your corporate event, from lunch meetings to large-scale events, based on you and your client’s needs. Matter of Taste catering includes the full-service experience from set-up to clean-up so that you can get the deal done. 

For all services, Matter of Taste will curate a menu specifically for your tastes and preferences. Chef Charles will work directly with you to customize the experience to your preferences, allergies, and budget. 

Contact Chef Charles below today to start customizing your experience.

Image by Robert Mathews

“I could give a rating of 6 stars I would without any hesitation. I used Chef Charles to cater an event that I hosted to celebrate a milestone birthday. I was very impressed with his level of professionalism and hands-on approach. After our initial consultation, I walked away relieved knowing that I was in good hands. Chef Charles was very attentive and responsive to my needs. The food was delicious and the service impeccable! I now have a preferred cater whom I will use in the future without any hesitation! If you are looking for a top-notch cater,  STOP searching and contact Chef Charles!”

- Maria Tobar

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