Chef Moore is placed among the Stars

0 Comments 📅November 1st, 2011, 19:36

312077_10150378767050769_117344420768_8335436_2012584769_n-300x225Congratulations to our Executive Chef, Chris Moore who was chosen as the 2011 Associate of Excellence for the Tennessee Hospitality Association.

The Stars of the Industry awards are presented to individuals for their professional and community leadership. And Chef certainly deserves this honor.

For the past two years, he has not only coordinated the efforts for feeding the thousands of guests we have at the KCC each year, but he has also made a positive impact on individuals in need in our community through his work with the Abundant Life Kitchen, Knox Area Rescue Ministries and Second Harvest Food Bank.

He is particularly involved in volunteering as a mentor for the Abundant Life Kitchen culinary training program. Through this partnership between Knox Area Rescue Ministries and Second Harvest, Chef helps the unemployed by training them for work in the food services industry. Participants complete 12 weeks of classroom instruction and culinary lab training in the commercial kitchen at the Convention Center, followed by an internship at the KCC or other local businesses. He has really seen some lives turned around.

He has also been a huge proponent of the farm-to-table concept at the KCC. He believes that great food starts with the freshest ingredients, so he scours the area for the best our local producers and growers have to offer. Chef even started our on-site gardening as part of our green efforts.

We are pleased to see Chef honored this week along with four other Knoxville Stars of the Industry award winners at a reception at Calhoun’s on Bearden Hill. He has been a star to us for a long time!

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