A MATTER OF TASTE takes an intimate look inside the world of an immensely talented and driven young chef, Paul Liebrandt. At 24, he was awarded three stars by the New York Times for unforgettable and hyper modern dishes such as "eel, violets and chocolate," "espuma of calf brains and foie gras," and "beer and truffle soup."

Critic William Grimes likened Paul to "a pianist who seems to have found a couple of dozen extra keys." Conversely, Gourmet critic Jonathan Gold called Paul's food "the result of a failed science experiment." He soon became a chef critics loved or loved to hate.

The film follows Paul over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen, as well as the extreme hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a culinary artist and have success in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine in New York City. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs and restaurant owners, the film delves into the life of an uncompromising, thought provoking, young chef ahead of his time.

New Zealand born Sally Rowe began working in film in 1992 as an apprentice editor, assistant and editor in Thailand, Los Angeles and New York, respectively. In 2001, she returned to set as a script supervisor on numerous independent features, commercials and the entire run of Comedy Central's Emmy nominated "CHAPPELLE'S SHOW." A MATTER OF TASTE marks her directorial debut.

Alan Oxman has most recently served as post-production supervisor on INSIDE JOB (Oscar Nominee, Best Documentary 2011) and producer on HOT COFFEE (Sundance 2011, Official Competition). He began his career as an editor and his credits include WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival), HAPPINESS (International Critic's Award, Cannes Film Festival) and STORYTELLING (Cannes Film Festival). He also co-edited UNZIPPED (Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival) which won the A.C.E. Award for Best Documentary Editing. Alan won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Documentary Editing on the PBS series "CITY LIFE." He co-produced the documentary films CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (Oscar Nomination 2002 & Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival) and CONTROL ROOM (Grand Jury Prize, Full Frame Film Festival). NO END IN SIGHT, on which Alan was a consulting editor, won the Special Jury prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008.

Rachel Mills is the Director of The Edit Center in New York City where she selects independent narrative and documentary features for the center's intensive editing lab. Filmmakers' projects are worked on by professional editors and students pursuing a career in editing. She has overseen many award winning films through the work- shopping process including: HOT COFFEE (Sundance 2011, Official Competition), WINTER'S BONE (Oscar Nominee, Best Picture 2011), GARBAGE DREAMS (Oscar short list, Best Documentary 2010), STRANGE POWERS (SXSW 2010) and FROZEN RIVER (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2008), to name a few.

Amy Foote is a freelance editor based in New York City. Her editing credits include the Emmy-nominated documentary film FINISHING HEAVEN, which aired on HBO; THE LEAST OF THESE: Family Detention In America (SXSW 2009, distributed by Indie Pix and Snag Films); and FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Winner of The Audience Award at SXSW, Sarasota, Nashville, Port Townsend; nominated for Best Musical Documentary by IDA; and airing on PBS's Independent Lens in 2011. She also received a Creative Director credit on this film. Amy was the Associate Editor and Co-Producer on FLYING: Confessions of A Free Woman, a six hour documentary series directed by Jennifer Fox, that aired on the Sundance Channel, BBC, and Arte.