Founder and President
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Joined Legacy Ventures1994
Director of Food & Beverage, Restaurants
Chef Matt Deckard is responsible for the menu and kitchen operations at all managed hotel assets. As a member of the Restaurant division’s leadership team, Matt is active in menu development and new restaurant openings. Matt is also instrumental in food and beverage vendor selection, and seeks to improve cost and quality across Legacy Ventures’ managed hotel portfolio.
Prior to joining Legacy, Matt served as the Corporate Chef for Taco Mac and was responsible for new product integration, recipe development and cost controls. Matt started his career at Chi Chis Mexican in Harrisburg, PA and went on to work as a Sous Chef at California Dreaming in Charleston, SC; Chef at Stoney River in Roswell, GA; and Executive Chef at Garrison’s Broiler and Tap in Vinings, GA. Matt holds an AAS in Culinary Arts from Harrisbug Area Community College.
Matt is active in Slow Food, the Georgia Restaurant Association, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. He enjoys reading cookbooks, cooking for friends and family, camping, and fishing.