Matthew Raiford

Executive chef and owner, The Farmer and The Larder; Farmer, Gilliard Farms

“CheFarmer” Matthew Raiford, executive chef and owner at The Farmer and The Larder, featured in January 2016’s Garden & Gun as one of the South’s most exciting new restaurants and most recently served as the program coordinator and associate professor of Culinary Arts at the College of Coastal Georgia. He has a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from University of California Santa Cruz and The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Raiford is also the farmer at Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, GA, where he is the sixth generation to farm on the land that has been in his family since 1874.