Alila Napa Valley, the premiere luxury retreat tucked into the heart of Northern California’s wine country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Thomas Lents as Culinary Director. In this role, Lents will oversee all food and beverage outlets at Alila Napa Valley, providing strategic direction to the property’s culinary team and outlets including its signature restaurant, Acacia House, in-room dining and food and beverage program for meetings and events.

Lents holds an advanced placement culinary art degree from the New England Culinary Institute, as well as a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College in Indiana. While at Wabash he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.