Position: President, Delaware North, Patina Restaurant Group
Matthew King is president of Patina Restaurant Group, a division of Delaware North. Delaware North is one of the largest and most-admired privately held companies in the United States with revenues of approximately $3 billion and 60,000 associates serving half a billion customers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Patina Restaurant Group is Delaware North’s newest acquisition. A leader in the premium segment of the restaurant and catering industry, Patina Restaurant Group operates restaurants and manages catering and food service operations at high-profile venues in New York, California and Orlando.
On the West Coast, its portfolio includes the renowned, Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, Café Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, Catal and three other restaurants in Anaheim's Downtown Disney District, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Hollywood Bowl, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.
On the East Coast, its portfolio features the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center, New York City's world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, Rock Center Café, The Sea Grill, Brasserie, Café Centro, Naples 45, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera and La Fonda Del Sol. Other East Coast properties include Tutto Italia Ristorante at the Epcot World Showcase in Orlando, Fla.
Patina Catering is one of the premier caterers on the West Coast. With a loyal and longstanding clientele, annual events include the Emmy Awards, Los Angeles Philharmonic gala, Heal the Bay Benefit dinner, as well as numerous entertainment and fashion events.
Since joining Delaware North in 2008, King served as president of Delaware North's travel hospitality division, the company’s award-winning airport hospitality division. King will continue to provide leadership to the travel hospitality division while focusing on the continued success and growth of Patina Restaurant Group, both domestically and internationally.
Under King, Delaware North became one of the preeminent airport hospitality companies in the world, operating at major airports in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis and Detroit. Over the last several years, the travel hospitality division has introduced exciting new concepts to airports such as Food Network Kitchen, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and numerous other award-winning brands.
King’s extensive experience in food service and finance prior to joining Delaware North includes working with Schwan Food Company and spending time as an investment banker at Dougherty & Company, a Minneapolis-based brokerage. He began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.
King earned a juris doctorate degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn., and a bachelor's degree in business from the University of St. Thomas.