Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202




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. 



Though Chef Jimmy was born in Texas, he moved often and kept busy as he grew up. He began his career in central Florida after finding out about a culinary program through a friend and within the year became a sous chef. After building his resume at various resorts, he moved around from city to city and become a “travelling chef” as he continued to grow in the culinary arts. He settled down after meeting his wife and moved to Washington DC to be close to family. There he worked at the Fairmont for 16 years. In 2016, he moved back to Texas and joined the Omni team in 2020 as a task force chef to help several hotels throughout the pandemic. He found home base in December of 2021 with Omni Dallas as the Restaurant Executive Chef.

With his extensive background, Chef Jimmy’s passions are primarily northeastern coastal cuisine, and diving into southern coastal cuisine. As he continues to grow he is interested in learning more about Thai, Eastern Indian and the ‘real deal’ Mexican food.

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