FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND CLUB DALLAS, Las Colinas
Christof Syre is the executive chef of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Syré oversees two restaurants, three lounges, and banqueting for a 30,000 square-foot (2,787 square-metre) meeting center and a 500-seat ballroom. There’s 24-hour in-room dining for 431 rooms, too.
Fortunately, Syré has a lifetime of inspiration behind him. Raised in cozy Bendorf in the Rhine-Mosel region of Germany, his parents are third-generation restaurateurs who own a fine-dining spot that’s been in the family for 120 years. After Australia and a Michelin two-star in London, Syré headed for Hong Kong.
A turn as Chef de Cuisine for a six-restaurant hotel revealed to him the beauty of Asian cuisine while spurring creativity through ever-changing menus. Syré eventually became Executive Chef, following the retirement of the previous one, who’d held the position for 17 years.