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Only the fourth chef in the restaurant’s 29-year history, Jason Dallas is chef de cuisine at Chez Philippe, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Dallas trained with four James Beard Award-winning chefs, including Todd English and Jean-Marie Lacroix, in some of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia and Seattle such as Susanna Foo’s Chinese Cuisine and The HerbFarm. He has also cooked at two historic luxury hotels: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and the Sorrento Hotel. Dallas earned a culinary arts degree from the Restaurant School in Philadelphia.
It’s no surprise that Dallas returned the luxury Memphis restaurant to its classical French roots. One of his most influential culinary experiences was a two-week tour of France with chef Jean Marie Lacroix, the James Beard Award-winning chef who made Philadelphia’s Fountain Restaurant and Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel famous.