Eric Dreyer


Born in Houston and raised in Dallas, Chef Dreyer’s pursuit of a culinary career started after he spent some time working with high-end catering firms and restaurants in California at the age of 20. His passion and talent for cooking were quickly identified by the chefs he worked for, encouraging him to consider exploring it further. Shortly after, Chef Dreyer enrolled at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.

His career in luxury hospitality began at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey in 1999, where his rotation through a variety of culinary departments helped master his craft. In 2001, after a five-million-dollar renovation, Jer-Ne Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey was opened with James Beard award winning chef Troy Thompson at the helm.  Dreyer took his passion for food to a new level and was promoted to Sous Chef of the famed establishment

Chef Dreyer led several fine dining kitchens and ultimately returned to his Texas roots in 2005 as Chef de Cuisine of The Grand Hyatt DFW.  In August of 2007, Dreyer was recruited to return to The Ritz-Carlton and alongside Dean Fearing, opened his namesake restaurant Fearing’s.  For the next 11 years, Fearing’s restaurant received many accolades and Dreyer Co-Authored the Texas Food Bible cookbook and was named Best Rising Star Chef by CultureMap Dallas.   In 2018, Dreyer took on a new role as Executive Chef of Promised Land, Oprah Winfrey’s Estate.  A year later, Dreyer returned to Dallas and opened Hall Arts Hotel.  In November 2020, Dreyer was recruited by What If Syndicate group as Executive Chef to open Monarch Restaurant, the 49th floor gem in downtown Dallas’ National Building.

Outside of the kitchen, Eric lends support to various charitable organizations nationwide and is dedicated to supporting and raising awareness of the Dallas area’s farmers and artisans.