MEET THE CHEFS OF OMNI DALLAS HOTEL
EXECUTIVE BANQUET CHEF ERIK CARLSON
Born in Ohio, Chef Carlson grew up in his parents restaurants with a blended Mexican-American style menu. At 15 years old, his family moved to Florida. After high school, we attended the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. In doing so, Chef Carlson had the opportunity to work at various restaurants and learn from many chefs. After graduation, Chef Carlson landed at The Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island.
He has been in the kitchen since childhood. His fondest memories are canning and preserving in Ohio with his mother. He now resides in Grapevine, Texas with his wife. His daughter currently attends Southern Methodist University. Chef Carlson joined Omni Dallas in May of 2018. His favorite part is the diversity of the menus and being allowed to experiment and be creative working with such a large team. His favorite quote, ‘you never have to be hungry to eat’, has stuck with him and drives his desire to create.