Originally from Pittsburgh, where his family’s catering business set the table for his culinary calling as a chef and restaurateur, Matthew began his career at the The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead following graduation from the Pennsylvania Institute for the Culinary Arts. As Executive Chef of The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Matthew moved to north east Florida in the early 1990’s, and it is here he has made his home ever since. Along with this brother, David, Medure Brothers Culinary Concepts includes five distinctive concepts, the fine dining restaurants Matthew’s Restaurant in San Marco, and Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra Beach, Rue St. Marc in San Marco, M Shack craft burger concepts in Atlantic Beach, St. John’s Town Center and Nocatee, and the newly-opened Midtown Table, also in the St. John’s Town Center area. The Medure brothers recently launched a line of health-oriented prepared-meals, HippFitt.
Recently named by Florida Tend magazine as one of Florida’s most influential entrepreneurs Chef Medure was twice nominated for the James Beard Perrier Jouet “Rising Star Chef of the Year,” and was selected for a stage at the three-star Michelin Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo with Chef Alain Ducasse. Deeply ingrained in him from his career with the Ritz Carlton, Matthew's philosophy pairs together at each of his company’s restaurants an unrelenting pursuit of gracious hospitality with authentic culinary craftsmanship.
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Tastemaker and innovator Chef Matthew Medure is at the helm of M Hospitality Restaurant & Catering Group – a collection of distinctive fine dining and fast casual restaurants in northeast Florida. His family’s catering business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania set the table for his culinary calling as notable chef and restaurateur.
His meteoric rise began at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead following graduation from the Pennsylvania Institute for the Culinary Arts. His talents quickly catapulted him to Chef of The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, making him the youngest chef in the company’s global brand to head a flagship dining room. He left the coveted spot to launch Matthew’s, his eponymous fine dining restaurant, in Jacksonville at the age of 27. Chef Medure’s servant leadership philosophy and pursuit of excellence in serving genuine hospitality along with a high- quality dining experience is unparalleled in the city’s dining scene.
Chef Medure was twice nominated for the James Beard Perrier Jouet “Rising Star Chef of the Year,” and was selected for a stage at the three-star Michelin Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo with Chef Alain Ducasse. His career includes numerous awards and appearances at culinary events.
While many great chefs begin the professional journey with formal training, Chef Alex took a different path. When his parents sold their Chinese restaurant and moved back to Hong Kong, young Alex came in search of a job. Although his qualifications were sparse, Chef Matthew recognized a spark in him and chose to explore his potential. Having never attended a culinary program and with minimal experience, Alex found himself in Matthew’s kitchen with the esteemed Chef as his mentor. His training largely involved classical French technique, which he now reinvents with international elements. Beginning on Garde Manger, Alex learned and excelled at each of the stations. After several years of long hours, late nights, and innumerable band aids, he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine of Matthew’s Restaurant in 2013. His dishes are globally inspired and often incorporate his Chinese heritage. Chef Alex has been with Matthew’s for nearly 10 years.
Chef di Benedetto’s passion for food took off at the age of five with her sister by her side with their neighborhood lemonade stand in Long Island, New York. She merged her entrepreneurial spirit and culinary passion by graduating from The Culinary Institute of America with degrees in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management. She brings the flavors of the world to the table at Matthew’s from her extensive travels throughout Europe and Central America. Before joining Matthew’s, Chef di Benedetto was with Jiko- The Cooking Place at Walt Disney World specializing in African cuisine.