Chef Vicky Ann Moore

Chef of Lazy Goat, Greenville

Victoria (Vicky) Ann Moore is a self-described “food geek” who loves to explore the culinary cultures of different areas of the world. By acting as a food anthropologist and getting to the roots of why different communities eat the way they do, Vicky finds inspiration for the kitchen and takes her guests on a virtual tour of the world.

Originally from Alabama, Vicky learned how to cook from her grandmother and spent lots of time on the family cattle farm. She developed an early passion for fresh ingredients and helped grow a variety of seasonal produce in the garden.

Vicky earned both an associate and a bachelor's degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales in North Miami, Florida. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class with a concentration in chef supervisory/management. During her time at Johnson and Wales, she completed a line cook internship at Bay Harbor Inn and Suites in North Miami and cooked at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to joining The Lazy Goat team, she worked as a corporate trainer at The Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

In November 2009, Moore was selected as one of four “Breakout Chefs to Watch” by John Mariani for Esquire magazine.

Chef Vicky Moore and her team are known for a "made from scratch" approach to cooking- from the "zahtar" on the table to the house made pasta, every item that is served is almost exclusively made by the culinary team. Chef Moore encourages "social dining" and wants her patrons to share conversation, as well as her dishes, at her tables.