Tre Wilcox is a Dallas chef who competed on Top Chef season 3 and season 8. He was nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef” for two consecutive years and was named “Rising Star Chef” by the Dallas Morning News in 2004. He also place eighth in season 3, winning three elimination challenges. He was invited back for season 8 among the All-Stars. He placed ninth, winning a quickfire.