DALLAS, Texas – Sheraton Dallas has welcomed Pierre Daval as the hotel’s new executive chef. Daval has more than 25 years of culinary experience, including 20 years with Marriott International.
Born and raised in northeastern France, Daval instilled a love for cooking from a very young age when he started working at his family’s butcher shop in the summer at the age of 14. During his youth, he held various positions at hotels and resorts across the world, including in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico.
In his new position as the executive chef for Sheraton Dallas, Daval will lead all aspects of hotel food operations, including the hotel’s banquet facilities and four food and beverage outlets. Daval draws his culinary influences from traveling, his grandmothers’ Italian and French backgrounds, and procuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans.
Daval started his culinary career in the United States at the Marriott Tan-Tar-A Resort in Missouri in 2000. His most recent role was at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Illinois as the executive chef and food and beverage director where he personally managed an apiary and a two-acre farm. He also previously worked at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare and the Chicago Marriott Downtown.
“We are proud to have Pierre join Sheraton Dallas as executive chef and are confident his culinary passion and talent will provide amazing results to our dining outlets and banquet facilities,” said Frank Quant, Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s director of food and beverage. “We look forward to sharing his talent and delicious dishes with our guests as well.”
Providing more than 230,000 square feet of versatile event space, Sheraton Dallas Hotel features a backdrop for any type of gathering. Offering the latest in technology with a functional and updated style, events of all sizes can be accommodated from motivational team meetings, training, and annual conferences to intimate social gatherings and large galas. The conference center and spacious pre-function areas are centrally located within the hotel to provide access to state-of-the-art hotel amenities.