BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Northwest Arkansas is home to innovative thinkers and trendsetters who are helping shape the cultural landscape of our area. 

Matthew Mcclure is an award-winning chef, nationally renoun for his culinary prowess.

As the executive chef of 'The Hive' in Bentonville, Mcclure has made a name for himself, setting a standard for restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. And like in the kitchen, his rise to success, didn't come without a little trial and error. "It's not about the failure, it's about how you handle that failure." McClure's love from cooking started as a youngster, in the most unusual place. McClure says, "As a young kid, I was very interested in.. my whole family was very interested in cooking. My dad would take me and my brothers hunting and fishing. So we were always cleaning fish and butchering. I remember as a young kid like walking through this slaughterhouse and like all of these hanging beef carcases. And there was this smell in there that was probably part of the dry aging of the meat, but it was kind of intoxicating to me. I mean, I really like enjoyed it."

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