Local Chef Steps up to Manage Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Pie Car!

Can you imagine for cooking for people from over 30 Countries?! Or about how about cooking over 500 pounds of food in one day for performers that need to energy to put on three shows?!

Meet a Central Florida native Mr. Matt Loory! He is the Pie Car Manager for the Blue Unit. At age 23, he is one of the youngest PCM’s in Ringling Bros. history.

Matt Loory Pie Car Manager

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This Atlanta-born Pie Car Manager — who considers his hometown Longwood, FL — admits that the craziest thing he ever did was running away to join the circus. One of the youngest Pie Car Managers in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® history, Matt Loory has another claim to fame: biking across Georgia five times.

Matt applied to Ringling. Bros.® after learning about a job opening from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, where he graduated with Honors in 2012. The rest is history. Matt now enjoys cooking and seeing the country in ways most of the world will never know, all on the largest privately-owned train in the world.

Matt has always enjoyed cooking, and one of his most treasured memories is whipping up meals for the Jewish holidays with his mother. His foodie mentors include Gordon Ramsay, Chef Jenna Schreiber and Danny Justiniano.

Cooking for the crew of over 300 at The Greatest Show On Earth® isn’t the biggest crowd he’s cooked for; Matt has also prepared amazing cuisines for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with Chef Christopher Prosperi of Metro Bis.

While traveling the U.S., Matt enjoys finding great local restaurants in each city and sneaking off to local farmers’ markets to find ingredients for the Pie Car.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present LEGENDS! The brand new show plays the Amway Center