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Mattie McGhee

Executive Chef

Chef Mattie McGhee  up  in  New  Jersey,  and  began  his  culinary  career  path  as  a  means  to  an end while studying at community college. He worked at a local Hilton hotel cafeteria and soon learned that he  had a stronger passion for food than in collegiate endeavors. Eager to expand his culinary  skills and education,  Mattie  headed  to  the  Culinary  Institute  of  America  in  Hyde  Park,  NY.  Upon  graduation, Mattie was invited to continue his studies in the prestigious apprenticeship program at The Greenbrier Resort under Chef Peter Timmons alongside Richard Rosendale and Michael Voltaggio. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Mattie worked at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, and completed stages at several Michelin-starred restaurants. In 2008 Mattie was invited back to The Greenbrier as Sous Chef of their Main Dining Room, the 300-seat flagship  restaurant.  While  there  he  was  quickly  promoted  to  Chef  de  Cuisine  thus  running  the  entire main kitchen. After several years at The Greenbrier, Mattie moved on to the five-start five-diamond Ritz-Carlton  Palm  Beach  resort,  where  he  was  Chef  de  Cuisine  of  Angle.  During  this  time,  he  furthered  his interest  in  partnering  with  local  farms,  and  finding  the  freshest  possible  ingredients  while  supporting local suppliers. In 2013 Mattie joined Bryan Voltaggio as Executive Chef at RANGE in Washington, DC. It was during that time that Mattie earned a starchefs.com Rising Star Chef Award. When the opportunity presented itself for Mattie  to open  the  redesigned  and  re-imagined Watergate  Hotel  he  jumped  at  the chance  to  have start-up input on this iconic hotel.Wanting  to  find  some  work  life  balance, and  to  raise  his  new  family  in  a  peaceful  and  scenic  location, Mattie found the perfect spot in Bath County. He is excited to join this community as the Executive Chef at Snead’s 1912 Steak. He is energized and ready to lead the team that will make Snead’s1912  Steak one of Virginia’s premier steakhouses and dining experiences. The legacy of Sam Snead will thrive under Chef McGhee’s direction.