The Poor Chef
Each career move celebrity Chef Mattocks has made has been in keeping with his desire to touch lives in a positive way. Inspired by his uncle, the late Bob Marley, Mattocks dared to dream big. After giving a stunning performance in the title role of the Emmy-nominated The Summer of Ben Tyler, Mattocks could have continued as a successful actor. Instead, this single dad decided the Hollywood lifestyle was not the best for his young son and moved across the country.
His need to create meals that were tasty, nutritious and affordable led to his career as "The Poor Chef.” Appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, CNN and The Dr. Oz Show gave him the opportunity to share what he had learned about feeding a family for less money. He became a sought-after guest on local and regional radio and television stations.
Then came devastating news. Charles Mattocks had type 2 diabetes. Reading all he could about the disease made him all too aware of how little he actually had known about diabetes. He was determined to save his life and knew he had to help others do the same.
The Diabetic You documentary, website and movement came out of that determination to educate and inspire people around the world. From nationwide appearances on radio and television, including CNN, to interviews with The Huffington Post, Diabetes Health and Forecast Diabetes and his blog on DoctorOz.com and more, the world is learning about Charles Mattocks' war against diabetes. He developed a diabetic-friendly, gluten-free treat called the Charles Bar that is in national distribution.
He is committed to providing free health testing for people from Orlando to Atlanta and beyond. His RV Testing Tour will appear at fairs, sporting events, malls and other venues. During a recent humanitarian trip to India, Mattocks helped test hundreds for diabetes. In September 2012, he will be a featured speaker at a prestigious TEDx conference in San Francisco. A spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, Chef Charles has been asked to write their next cookbook. A tireless advocate for diabetics everywhere, Charles Mattocks is determined to help stop the ravages of this deadly disease.