We'd heard that Lackey was cooking at Flyte following the departure of chef Ashley Quick, but now it's official. The Flyte folks said in their announcement that Lackey joined the team in September and got promoted to top toque in late February.
The chef has created new menus for dinner and the bar at Flyte. This weekend the restaurant is offering customers 20 percent off their dinner check.
(Here's their disclaimer: Alcohol is not discounted. Discount not applicable with other discounts, certificates or coupons, however gift cards are welcome.)
The complete announcement:
Greetings Flyte Fans!
We've been keeping a secret: Flyte's got a new Chef!
We're totally psyched (yeah, we said "totally psyched") to officially announce that Matthew Lackey is now Flyte's Executive Chef!
Chef Matt joined us in September 2011 and stepped up into the lead role in late February. An apprentice of world-renowned chef Sean Brock, Chef Matt most recently worked at the famed Husk and McCrady's under Brock's direction.
Chef Matt has completely re-designed both the Dinner and Lounge menus and brings an even sharper focus to our dedication to locally sourced ingredients and our relationships with Tennessee's farmers. In addition, he's brought a whole new dynamic to our guest experience by making frequent appearances in the dining room and chatting with guests throughout the night.
Learn more about Chef's impressive background on our website, or meet him in person this weekend and take 20% off the total of your dinner bill*!
Thanks for your business, and we looking forward to seeing you at Flyte.
— The Scotts, Chef Matt and The Flyte Crew
* Alcohol is not discounted. Discount not applicable with other discounts, certificates or coupons, however gift cards are welcome.