WaterColor Inn and Resort, South Walton
Named “Chef of the Year” in 2017 by the American Culinary Federation, Chef Matt Moore has more than a decade of experience leading acclaimed Food & Beverage (F&B) programs at luxury properties throughout the South. Prior to joining the WaterColor Inn & Resort and its award-winning restaurant, FOOW, as Director of F&B, Moore was the Resort Executive Chef at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, which obtained and held 18 Forbes Travel Guide stars. Prior to that, he was the Executive Sous Chef at the Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta and held various culinary positions within The Cloister in Sea Island.
Moore’s ties to South Walton run deep, having served as the Executive Chef at The Pearl Hotel’s AAA Four Diamond Havana Beach Bar & Grill and Rooftop Lounge in Rosemary Beach, and as the Executive Chef for the private clubs division of St. Joe Hospitality, Northwest Florida's leading hospitality management company.
A 2006 graduate of Georgia’s Chattahoochee Culinary Institute, Moore has prepared a dégustation menu for the prestigious James Beard Foundation; managed on-property dining operations for the celebrated McGladrey Classic PGA Tour; and served as the coordinator and team coach for the American Culinary Foundation’s Georgia Chapter.
Chef Moore is no stranger to guest-chef events, having recently been invited to cook a “Southern Soul” meal at the Castle Hill Inn in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by an appearance at the Heathen Wine Tour Event in Thomasville, Georgia. He’s delighted to be representing South Walton at Boudin, Bourbon & Beer this year.