Ocean Prime Dallas Names Charlie Tkacik as Executive Chef

Ocean Prime Dallas, a renowned upscale seafood and steakhouse and Cameron Mitchell Restaurant (CMR), proudly announces the appointment of Charlie Tkacik as its new Executive Chef. With his exceptional culinary skills and passion for fine dining, Chef Tkacik brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the Uptown restaurant.

Born in Rhode Island and later relocating to Tampa at the age of 10, Tkacik considers the Northeast his home, which has greatly influenced his culinary style, particularly in seafood preparation. Additionally, during his high school years, he found mentors in his culinary instructors, who further nurtured his love for the culinary arts.

Along with his culinary education at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida and prestigious internship at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in NYC, Tkacik brings over a decade of experience to the team. Prior to this new role, the chef worked at several other culinary positions at upscale restaurants across New England, including a four-year stint at Boston icon, Grill 23 & Bar. Chef Tkacik joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurant several years ago and most recently was the Executive Sous Chef at Ocean Prime Boston before taking his new role at Ocean Prime Dallas. 

“Charlie’s culinary expertise will continue to be instrumental to the Ocean Prime Dallas team, especially in this new leadership role,” said General Manager Ethan Delk. “He is incredibly deserving of this promotion, and we look forward to seeing him take his passion for cooking to the next level.”

The satisfaction of serving guests and witnessing their happiness is what fuels Chef Tkacik’s passion for his craft. His belief in delivering the best possible product to customers is the driving force behind his commitment to excellence. When it comes to his personal Ocean Prime favorites, Chef Tkacik has a penchant for the Texas Red Fish as a delightful dish to savor. However, his true joy lies in the process of preparing exceptional cuisine that satisfies the guests’ desires; cooking steaks and exploring different cuts of meat have become focal points of his culinary exploration and expertise.

Ocean Prime Dallas, which opened in Uptown Dallas in 2009, is located at 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150. To learn more, visit the website or call 214-965-044. 

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