We were just sent word that Oak hired a new executive chef that replaces former Oak chef Jason Maddy who left the restaurant back in May. Richard Gras was been imported for the top toque position. Here is a video we found that might explain his style of cooking, which looks Oak appropriate. Here is the word:
Oak is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Executive Chef, Richard Gras. Chef Gras brings to Oak the innovative and creative style that he has developed throughout his illustrious career. He spent the majority of his career running restaurants for the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island and Half Moon Bay, achieving numerous accolades at both, including a Michelin recommendation and AAA 5 Diamonds. Most recently, Chef Gras was the Chef de Cuisine at the St. Regis Bal Harbour and headed Jean George’s acclaimed J&G Grill.
When asked about his decision to move to Dallas to take the helm of Oak, Chef Gras stated, “Driven by my passion for food, I am both a teacher and a student. Oak’s mantra of simplistic elegance matches my approach to cuisine and I am looking forward to being a part of a visionary and dynamic team that shares my ambitious goals.”