M Hospitality

About Us

M Hospitality is the visionary collaboration between two Pittsburgh siblings, Matthew and David Medure, who meshed their creativity and love of quality, artfully prepared cuisine to form a family owned/operated enterprise.

M Hospitality operates three dining establishments and a catering business in Northeast Florida, in and around the Jacksonville area. Each of our restaurants has its own personality and aura. Matthew’s Restaurant in San Marco, with its elegant, white linen-topped tables, invites guests to enjoy an intimate meal of pristine seafood, handmade pasta or locally and regionally sourced meat dishes. Offering a more casual yet still refined atmosphere, visitors to Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra Beach often begin their evening with a specialty cocktail and appetizers, followed by a seasonal scratch-made entree and a creative soufflé to cap off the evening. M Shack on Atlantic Beach, geared more toward the flip flop-wearing crowd of tourists and locals on the go, features Medure’s spin on ‘fresh casual’ fare – burgers, hand-spun milk shakes and other classic comfort food, enhanced with fresh ingredients and top quality all natural, hormone-free beef.

Chef Matthew Medure opened our flagship enterprise, Matthew’s Restaurant, in 1997. After just two years, his unique menu, elegant presentation and impeccable service was recognized and rewarded with an AAA Four Diamond Award – a distinction it still retains. Fresh off that success, he and his brother enthusiastically opened Restaurant Medure in 2001. David Medure continues to lead his dedicated culinary team as Executive Chef of Restaurant Medure, which has held its own AAA Four Diamond Award since 2005.

In 2011, the brothers opened M Shack, combining the concepts of an old-fashioned burger joint with style and fresh, high-quality ingredients. And with our latest venture, M Catering, our family of professional chefs make elegant events all the more vivid by combining customized cuisine with exquisite and artistic presentation. While each M Hospitality venture boasts its own unique flavor and personality, all four offer the same high standards and commitment to excellence well known in the Medure family brand.

Our Philosophy

Behind every M Hospitality venture, decisions are made in the kitchen, not a boardroom. And it’s this philosophy that continues to inspire celebrated chef entrepreneurs Matthew and David Medure with every restaurant concept they create. From thoughtful cuisine to beautiful presentation, M Hospitality’s passion is driven by the simple desire to do things to the highest standard, with an absolute commitment to the guest experience.

Community Involvement

Thank you M Shack customers for eating a burger on April 30 – National Pay it Forward Day. You allowed us to serve three homeless shelters in Jacksonville. We decided a burger wasn’t enough. Our team dished up Bar-B-Q, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Collard Greens, Slaw, Biscuits and Fruit Cobbler. Get your stretchy pants out and join us for a burger at next year’s Pay it Forward Day on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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Our Leadership

Matthew Medure

Co-Owner

Matthew’s career launched in 1988, when he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Institute for Culinary Arts to hone his quickly emerging culinary talents. His gifts were immediately recognized and he quickly moved up the ranks after graduating, working for one year as first cook at The Café at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta before being asked to help open The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Matthew made a name for himself during his seven years as executive chef at that fine-dining establishment, which was consistently named one of Florida’s top restaurants by such publications as Florida Trend, Water’s Edge and Jacksonville magazine. The Grill also won numerous local, regional and national accolades, and Matthew was further recognized in 1994, when The Grill became the only restaurant in the state to win the AAA Five Diamond Award. Two years later, he helped open The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, and was later nominated two consecutive years for the James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year.”

Matthew is now co-owner of Matthew’s Restaurant, Restaurant Medure and M Shack, applying the same passion for innovative menus and high-quality service that won him accolades early in his career. He and his brother, David Medure, founded M Hospitality on the guiding principles of innovation, quality, service and a commitment to hospitality, ensuring their guests always leave their establishments with plans to return.

During his 25 years in the culinary field, Matthew has received numerous honors and appeared on countless television programs, including “Great Chefs of the South,” Lifetime Television’s “The Main Ingredient,” CNN’s “On the Menu,” HGTV’s “All in Good Taste” and on local television stations in Jacksonville.

David Medure

Co-Owner

David Medure has served as Executive Chef at the award-winning Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra for more than a decade, overseeing both the restaurant’s day-to-day operations and creating and executing the nightly menu.

His passion for learning every aspect of culinary preparation and presentation comes from doing, not traditional schooling. His future as a chef entrepreneur was birthed at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, where he worked and trained with his brother Matthew Medure, refining his craft.

David then collaborated with Matthew on their first of many ventures, Matthew’s Restaurant in Jacksonville. As Chef de Cuisine, he played an integral role in making Matthew’s one of the top restaurants in the state. Three short years later, the brothers combined their talents, passions and resources to open Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra.

With more than 40 years combined experience, the Medure brothers are still being celebrated today for their dedication to clean, light flavors. Their focus on innovative food offerings, a stylish yet comfortable ambiance and genuine love of hosting and serving guests continues their reputation for simply stated excellence.

David is passionate about simple flavors and fresh ingredients, emphasizing that good foundations lead to the finest dishes.

Steven Schaefer

Managing Partner

Steve’s notable career spans three decades and includes both business and food & beverage expertise. From serving as the Executive Chef who opened the first 5-Diamond Ritz-Carlton restaurant in Florida to working on the opening team for eight national and international Ritz-Carlton hotels to founding his own restaurant, Steve’s passion for delivering personalized guest service is always apparent.

Through his focus on building strong teams around a shared vision, gaining buy-in, and leveraging individual strengths, he’s able to retain top talent that is so critical to success in today’s dynamic service industry. As an operations executive known for delivering world-class, personalized service through high-performance teams, Steven was the natural choice to lead the M-Shack expansion efforts. Immediately, service was positively impacted by Steve’s customer-centric and hands-on approach.

Early in his career, Steve gained recognition for his innovative approach to F&B delivery. He created The Festival of New World Cuisine, a hallmark special event for Amelia Island for 15 years. He was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the South culinary show, was nominated ‘Chef of the Year’ by the California Restaurant Writers Association, and was ‘Guest Chef of the 13th Annual Food & Wine Classic’ by Food & Wine Magazine in Aspen, Colorado.

Additionally, while serving as Vice President of F&B at the Atlantis Hotel & Casino, he championed the Art of Food & Beverage as a show-stopping attraction—part of the ‘magic that is Atlantis.’ Steve also serves as a strategic consultant/founder of the John Maxwell Company where he guides leaders to apply the principles of John Maxwell’s leadership program.

Our Partners

At M Hospitality, our No. 1 priority is providing high-quality food, and we accomplish that by partnering with area farmers who share the same commitment. The locally grown produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, free-range chickens and other specialty ingredients we utilize come from the numerous relationships we’ve cultivated over the years. Here is a sampling of some of our wonderful partners.

Honolulu Fish Company
• Twinn Bridges
• Bell & Evans
• White Oak Pastures
• Black Hog Farms
• Hammock Hollow Farms
• Fresh & Wild
• Cedar Key Shellfish
• Halperns’ Purveyors of Steak and Seafood
• Kane’s Family Farm
• Fortune Fish
• Texas Broken Arrow Ranch
• Engine 15 Brewing Company

Honolulu Fish Company - Wild Caught Hawaiian Fish

Our Awards

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Each year since 1999, Wine Spectator magazine has bestowed Matthew’s Restaurant with the “Award of Excellence,” and for Restaurant Medure, every year since 2002. Matthew’s Restaurant also has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award each year since 1999, and Restaurant Medure has earned the same distinction every year since 2005. In addition, Matthew’s Restaurant has been inducted into Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Hall of Fame. Florida Trend Magazine ranked M Shack one of “Northeast Florida’s Best New Restaurants in 2012”, as well as “Best Burger.” Matthew’s Restaurant and Restaurant Medure have also held this title in previous years.

Work for Us

The M Hospitality family is an enthusiastic group of dedicated professionals, and we pride ourselves on maintaining an eye for detail. If you have a genuine interest in joining the team, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your resume and cover letter to info@mhospitalityfl.com.

M Point Program

The M Card was created to reward our frequent guests with treats and experiences designed with a fun, culinary twist. You earn one point for every dollar you spend, receive birthday and anniversary e-gifts from Matthew’s Restaurant, earn 100 bonus points on your third visit of the month, and receive a $20 welcome credit once you register your M Card. Purchasing gift cards allows our guests to accumulate even more points, ranging from 700 for a $50 gift card to 6,000 for a $500 gift card.