The Second Floor which is located in the Dallas Westin Galleria and owned by Scott and Gina Gottlich of Bijoux fame, announced today their new exec chef. Daniel Tarasevich was most recently at his post in Fort Worth working at Tillman’s Roadhouse and is also one of the Charlie Palmer expats. Tarasevich replaces Joel Harloff who is now at Ocho in Preston Center. You need a program to keep up with the chefs in Dallas recently. Check out what the Second Floor sent us in press release form:
Scott Gottlich is pleased to present Daniel Tarasevich as the new Executive Chef at The Second Floor Bistro – Bar at The Westin Galleria Dallas. Tarasevich brings with him more than 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, and his well-rounded, eclectic style of cooking is a welcome addition to The Second Floor Bar and Bistro.
“We welcome Daniel and his diverse cooking background to The Second Floor,” says owner and Chef Scott Gottlich. “He has proven successful leading multiple kitchens, and I believe Daniel will raise the level of culinary excellence at The Second Floor.”
Tarasevich joins the team at The Second Floor from Tillman’s Roadhouse in Fort Worth. His cooking career has spanned from coast to coast over the past decade. Time at The House of Blues, Sushi Samba, Charlie Palmer, and Tillman’s Roadhouse, as well as others, have helped mold him into the Chef he is today.
Tarasevich looks forward to impressing diners at The Second Floor with his progressive cooking style, which seamlessly fuses innovation with foods spanning a variety of cultures. It has been a personal goal of Tarasevich’s to work for Gottlich since moving to Dallas.
“I have been trying to work with Chef Scott since I moved to Dallas when my wife and I dined at Bijoux,” Tarasevich said. “I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with Chef Scott and the whole team at The Second Floor, and I intend to embrace the cuisine, while simultaneously adding my own touch.”