The Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG), which owns, operates, and manages restaurants and boutique hotels throughout the country, has appointed Christopher Amato to the newly created position of director of culture.
His responsibilities include working alongside the company’s existing leaders to ensure they’re demonstrating and upholding IRHG’s standards of internal hospitality, while also introducing these foundations to new IRHG employees.
Amato first joined the IRHG in 2015, serving as a member of O-Ku Atlanta’s opening team. In 2017, he moved to open another Indigo Road restaurant, where he took on the role of assistant GM. Shortly after that, he moved into the GM position, overseeing day-to-day operations. Eventually, he rejoined the O-Ku Atlanta team as GM in early April 2020, assisting the restaurant in reopening its doors and welcoming patrons back to the West Midtown sushi spot.
Prior to IRHG, he worked at Jean-George’s Spice Market in New York City before relocating to Atlanta and joining Ford Fry’s team. During his tenure with Fry, he worked at The Optimist prior to opening St. Cecilia in Buckhead and Superica (previously The El Felix) in Alpharetta’s Avalon development.