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ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen hires a new executive chef

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen will introduce new Executive Chef Lamar Moore on Saturday.

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, the culinary incubator for food businesses in downtown Gary, has hired LaMar Moore as its new executive chef.

Moore has cooked at Soldier Field, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Delaware North, Hotel Chicago and Tanta Chicago.

"Chef Lamar Moore was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his skill in the culinary arts field has taken him to Europe, Greece and throughout the U.S. With a degree in Culinary Arts from Cordon Bleu in Chicago and 15-plus years in the field, Moore has already established himself as a top chef in the Chicagoland area," ArtHouse said when announcing his hiring. "Moore has been featured in,, Food Network and the Post-Tribune, just to name a few. Chef Moore brings his talents to the ArtHouse as our head chef and culinary expert. We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to the wealth of knowledge Moore will bring to the city of Gary."

Moore will be formally introduced to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, at 411 E. Fifth Ave. across from the U.S. Steel Yard. There will be food and a live DJ at the meet-and-greet, which is free to the public though tickets are required.

Another Arthouse event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday when it will host Zernul R. Shackelford aka "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions Inc. He will give a seminar on incorporated video in online marketing. Shackelford will discuss the importance of video and how he uses it in his own marketing campaigns.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.