Announcing 2018 Festival’s Guest Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing

Posted on March 22, 2018

Chef/Owner of Fearing’s Restaurant and author of The Texas Food Bible (2014), Chef Dean Fearing is known as a “Father of Southwestern Cuisine” and has spent his life cooking for people who love good food.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, and following 20-plus years at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Dean opened his own Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, in Dallas in 2007. Recently recognized as a “Pioneer of American Cuisine” by The Culinary Institute of America, Dean was also presented with the Silver Spoon Award for sterling performance by Food Arts.

Dean is a restaurateur who likes to spend as much time as possible at his restaurant. Most days, he can be spotted in Fearing’s wearing a signature crisp white chef’s coat with colorful boot embroidery, blue jeans and brightly-hued, custom-tooled Lucchese cowboy boots. To learn more about Chef Dean, visit

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