Raekwon, Matty Matheson, and the Tiny Chef bring various culinary and on-screen skills to the 30-second spot. For Raekwon, his “chef” moniker came courtesy of fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. “He knew that I had so many flavors wrapped inside my lyrical pouch,” Raekwon recalled to Rock the Bells. “That became something that he recognized in me and was like, ‘You bring a special seasoning to the Clan, and your name should be Raekwon: The Chef.’ It kind of hit off the whole Wu-Tang Clan vibe.” The Tiny Chef, the newest on the scene, has had a Nickelodeon cooking show since 2022, where he prepares miniature plant-based meals from his tree stump.
For foodies, Matheson is probably the most familiar face in the DoorDash ad. In addition to owning several restaurants in Toronto, Matheson gained recognition for the Viceland series “Dead Set on Life” and “It’s Suppertime!” He also appeared in many videos for Munchies.
In 2022, Matheson joined Hulu’s “The Bear” as bumbling handyman Neil Fak and serves as a producer and culinary consultant. Though he’s one of the few non-chefs on the restaurant-centric series, Matheson was critical behind the scenes in sharpening Jeremy Allen White’s technical skills.
Matheson’s other DoorDash ad, “Forgot the Beef,” synthesizes his background filming instructional cooking videos with his newfound “Beef” fame. In the ad, Matheson struggles to film an Italian beef sandwich video, having forgotten to order the main ingredient.