Sylvia Matzke-Hill Leads Famous Dave’s Culinary Team

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Sylvia Matzke-Hill Leads Famous Dave’s Culinary Team


Famous Dave’s, has added Sylvia Matzke-Hill to its leadership team.

Famous Dave’s recently brought on Matzke-Hill as its head of culinary.

Matzke-Hill has been in the restaurant business since she was 16 years old and employed at McDonalds. She has worked at Hardee’s, Denny’s, Ponderosa and Schwan’s. Most recently, Matzke-Hill spent 11 years with Buffalo Wild Wings on both the domestic and international teams. She spent most of her time evaluating the different cultures in the international markets where the brand was looking to open new locations, and then developing the menus to fit the preferences in each market.  

Earlier this year, Famous Dave’s launched a strategic plan to elevate its franchise offering with a refreshed menu featuring 23 new founder-inspired menu items, introduced its new restaurant design featuring a smaller restaurant footprint, as well as launched a revamped technology offering including online ordering and third-party delivery.

Famous Dave’s has 151 locations in 32 states.