Chef Mouhssine 'Moose' Benhamacht has a long history of working alongside award-winning chefs, restaurants, and Loews Hotels in metropolitan cities across the United States including Atlanta, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Orlando, and Arlington.


Born in Teflit, Morocco, Benhamacht fell in love with the art of gastronomy at a young age. He moved to New York City to embark on his culinary journey where he gained valuable training and insight that helped mold his culinary perspective and rapidly advanced his cooking acumen. Benhamacht has shared kitchens with acclaimed chefs such as Jean-George Vongerichten and Olivier Gaupin in various leadership roles. He assumed the title of Executive Chef at Universal's Aventura Hotel before bringing his passion for excellence and award-winning creativity to Live! By Loews – Arlington, Texas, where he has served as Executive Chef since 2019.


Chef Moose was hand-selected to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience in French, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim, Asian, and regional American cuisine to the new 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center, where he will oversee the culinary operation from concept to execution for five new restaurants and lounges.