Chef Matt Lee

Chef Matt LeeMatt Lee of Atlanta, Ga., discovered his passion for cooking while working at high-volume steakhouses in his hometown. He went on to earn a degree from Atlanta’s School of Culinary Arts and became chef saucier while working at a prominent Atlanta restaurant. He then opened a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant serving New York style pizza and eclectic dishes.

An opportunity to open a fine dining restaurant in a renovated hotel took him to Concord, N.H., where he performed double duty as executive chef and food and beverage director. Aramark enticed him to Richmond as executive chef at Altria Group Inc. headquarters' employee café, private restaurant, and catering.

Matt is focused on establishing a strong connection between the university and the downtown community, while making a positive culinary impression on Richmond’s food scene.

Richmond on Broad Cafe

Located within the University of Richmond Downtown, Richmond on Broad Café celebrates the city, the region, and the university’s commitment to its home. Operated by University of Richmond’s Dining Services, the café is open to the community, serving breakfast, lunch, and mid-afternoon refreshments in a decor that echoes both the university and the city.

The café offers a dynamic menu of made-to-order fare supported by local and regional products. For those on the go, sandwiches, salads, cookies, pastries, and more are available in earth-friendly packaging.

UR Downtown

UR Downtown is a resource for both the campus and greater Richmond communities—a place for the University of Richmond to complement the ongoing creative movement to reimagine Richmond, Virginia (RVA).

UR Downtown offers the university and the community a state-of-the-art, multipurpose facility conveniently located in the heart of the city. It is home to the Richmond Families Initiative, Partners in the Arts, the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service and the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic. It also houses the Wilton Companies Gallery that showcases student and community art and serves as a site for First Fridays.