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Chef Tre Wilcox Resigns From Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar

Tre is moving his muscles home.. (Photography by Desiree Espada)

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.

“I really need to take a break and I’ve made a personal lifestyle change,” Wilcox said. “I have an 11-year old daughter and she is going through her tweens and chef’s hours don’t allow me the time to be with my own flesh and blood.”

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.”

Wilcox admits making the change from a high-profile chef to a personal chef was difficult. “They have been really good to me here,” Wilcox said. “It’s been a great two years for me.”

The first thing he plans to do is to take his daughter out to dinner. Many dinners. “You can tell restaurants in Dallas to expect to see me and my daughter out on dates.”