Tre Wilcox has a laundry list of cooking accolades under his belt. His “school of hard knocks” culinary training makes his accomplishments all the more impressive. Chef Tre worked his way up the ranks through good old-fashioned hard work. He cleaned chicken in a fast food restaurant as a teenager and by the age of 29 he earned a 5-star review at Abacus, where he served as chef de cuisine.
And the Oscar of the Food World Goes to…
Twice nominated for the “Rising Star Chef “award by the James Beard Foundation, which is the “Oscars of the Food World”, Chef Tre was also named Best Chef by the Dallas Morning News. He kitchen success parlayed to the small screen, appearing on Bravo Television’s season 3 of Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars. Along with his mentor Kent Rathbun, Chef Tre competed on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, beating the team headed by Bobby Flay. Chef Tre has been featured in Gourmet, Modern Luxury and Food & Wine magazines, to name a few.
TRE is More Than a Name; It’s His Cooking Philosophy
Chef Tre wanted to expand on his other gift, sharing his passion for food through teaching. “When I’m giving a cooking demonstration or on a TV set, I want viewers to walk away with a ‘can do’ feeling in the kitchen.” He adds, “One of the biggest things I enjoy, and what I do myself, is teach what my name is use the three letters of my name as an acronym for good cooking, Techniques, Recipes and Execution.” From there TRE Cooking Concepts was born.
Director of Sales and Marketing and TCC’s Social Media Maven
Brandi was born, raised and still resides in the Suburbs of Dallas. Her passion for food started young. Raised in the kitchen, being taught to cook with what they had and create great family recipes using leftovers and budget friendly meals was instilled in her at a young age. So much so that she began creating recipes and writing content about the decline in family meals and importance of cooking for your family in a professional capacity in June of 2012. She finds her joy in cooking and creating experiences through food for friends and family. “The best part of any dinner is waiting for the quiet. That point where everyone stops talking because they are just enjoying the food. That is when I take a deep breath and know that the food turned out perfect.”
During her career, she has succeeded in multiple avenues including Accounting, Sales, Marketing and Event Planning. Creating memorable experience’s that transcend the imagination, no matter the platform. Brandi came to know Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts shortly after it’s opening as a food blogger. She was put to the test during a chopped challenge amongst her peers and took home the prize. Her experience and passion for food were evident to Chef Tre and that began their business relationship. Over the course of the last year, Brandi has written content for Tre Cooking Concepts and that relationship has now shifted to the Director of Sales and Marketing here at TCC. With this role, she is able to combine all of her experience and in a short amount of time has demonstrated her ability to market the business in a digital capacity and has created new Sales avenues and Marketing strategies for Tre Cooking Concepts as well as creating and hosting our beautiful events.
Whether you need a company team building event or help planning a dinner party, she can help.