LBA names Chris Moore to F&B post

LBA Hospitality, an Alabama-based hotel management company, has appointed Chris Moore as corporate director of food and beverage, lifestyle and full-service brands.

Prior to her arrival at LBA, Moore was the director of culinary operations/executive chef for Ascent Hospitality, where she was responsible for the concept, menu design and overall profitability for six full-service properties. She previously served as the executive chef at the restaurants at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC.

Moore’s primary focus will be the full-service and lifestyle brands of LBA’s portfolio; however, she will work to enhance F&B operations throughout all of the company’s properties.

“As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, the guest continues to place more and more emphasis on the experience of travel,” said Beau Benton, president, LBA Hospitality. “A huge part of this experience revolves around food and drinks. While LBA Hospitality has long been recognized for our operational excellence, we are excited that Chef Chris will help elevate our food and beverage experience to match those same standards.”

“I have always enjoyed working in the culinary field, and I’m proud of the teams, the meals and the memories I’ve been a part of over the years,” said Moore. “I look forward to creating more of these at LBA.”