Culinary Director

Miles McMath

St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis

Miles McMath is the Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Miles grew up hunting and fishing and learning the essentials of the South’s rich culinary traditions at an early age. He was born and raised in rural Alabama with the experience of his family growing, raising and gathering their own food which has set the stage for his career as a chef. The Culinary Team at St. Jude produces over 2,500 meals a day and routinely butchers whole lambs, goats and heritage breed pigs. Most of the vegetables, meat and honey are from areas that are within 100 miles of St. Jude. Miles also maintains a garden of 60 raised beds that produce everything from mushrooms, lettuce and asparagus, as well as compost from the kitchen and worm beds. There is a weekly farmers market on site that includes over 20 farmers and food artisans. Today, Miles lives on a small farm in Hernando, MS where he raises heritage breed pigs and chickens.

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