EATS Kitchen & Bar, a popular all-day contemporary restaurant, at Hotel Irvine in Irvine, Calif., has named Jeff Moore as its new executive chef overseeing culinary operations for EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge.
Moore calls his cuisine “modern California” cooking and is committed to California farm-to-table kitchen values, highlighting the highest quality seasonal products and local sustainability.
“Jeff is known for his exemplary work ethic, team leadership and creative kitchen style,” said Hotel Irvine’s General Manager Jeroen Quint. “We know with all his chef strengths and talents, along with his reputation for mentoring and being fun to work with, EATS Kitchen & Bar will continue to flourish as one of the places to dine in Orange County.”
Previously, Moore was executive/regional chef for the Lounge Group in Newport Beach. He was responsible for supervising eight properties throughout Orange County that received industry honors and Orange County media kudos during his tenure. Earlier in his career, he worked as chef de cuisine at Hopscotch Tavern, a former Lounge Group property in Fullerton, Calif., at Montage Laguna Beach’s award-winning The Loft and for several years did stints at restaurants in Utah, including Desert Bistro in Moab.
Hotel Irvine is one of three hotels in the world-class Coastal Collection portfolio of Irvine Company Resort Properties® including Pelican Hill Resort and Island Hotel Newport Beach. Just minutes from John Wayne Airport, Hotel Irvine features 520 guest rooms, 16 suites and the thoroughly updated and transformed collection of venues includes more than 50,000 square feet of event space with indoor and outdoor rooms, and one of the largest ballrooms in Orange County. It also features a stunning new theater, and the Backyard – a sophisticated yet relaxed outdoor event space.