It’s obvious from this conversation that Chef Matt Bolus and I know each other and enjoy each other’s senses of humor. Formerly of Charleston, SC, Matt now is the executive chef of The 404 Kitchen in Nashville, a tiny but impressive dining room housed in a former shipping container in one of the coolest buildings in The Gulch. 404 is a hot dining reservation in a town full of them, and Matt is definitely a star chef who has cooked for his share of celebrities as well. We don’t really talk about that so much, but instead a lot about how to overcome mistakes, the beauty of veggies, and artificially pollinating the row of corn in his home garden. Really. That’s just one of the many passions of this lively chef, and he’s always ready to talk about them.