|Tre Wilcox (Photography by Desiree Espada)|
Uncle Nancy broke the news earlier today on SideDish that Chef Tre Wilcox has resigned from his post as executive chef at the Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar in Highland Park Village. His last day is officially January 25, 2013, however he plans to stay on for “a while” to smooth the transition for the next chef. WTF. How do you quit your own restaurant?
Nichols says, "Wilcox plans to go back to personal cheffing, a gig he enjoyed for two years after he left his post at Abacus in January, 2008. 'I am doing cooking classes from my house, Wilcox said. 'And I enjoy cooking for people in their homes. It puts me in touch with cool people and I develop close personal relationships. If I get back into the business, I know they will come and visit me.'
Hmmm, maybe they will and maybe they won't. The quickest way to loose your relevancy is to lose the spotlight. It's a bizarre move to pull yourself out of the limelight - a place that you spent so much time cultivating. Wilcox says he's leaving to spend more time with his daughter. After a recent divorce, maybe he's having a mid-life re-evaluation... An interesting move from a sweetheart of a guy. I hope he figures his sh*t out an gets back into the kitchen soon. Dallas needs Tre Wilcox. Get yourself to Marquee Grill (what everyone still calls this place) while the gettin's good.
Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar is located at 33 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX 75205, (214) 522-6035