CheFarmer Matthew Raiford, executive chef and owner at The Farmer and The Larder in Brunswick Georgia.  The Farmer & The Larder – featured in January 2016’s Garden & Gun as one of the South’s most exciting new restaurants – is where you’ll find international and coastal inspired dishes & culinary learning experiences that allow you to grow your food knowledge & palate.

Raiford 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 where he is the sixth generation to farm on the land — the land has been in his family since 1874.