Recipient of the 2008 Dallas Historical Society Award for Creative Arts: Dean Fearing
Each year the Dallas Historical Society honors outstanding individuals were selected by a committee for their excellence in community service. Dean was the first chef to ever receive this prestigious award. All of the honorees were recognized at the luncheon held at the Fairmont yesterday.
Creative Arts: Dean Fearing. “Long known as the ‘Father of Southwestern Cuisine,’ Chef Dean Fearing has spent his life cooking for people who love good food. He was at the forefront of developing the new Southwest cuisine genre when he became the executive chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and now at the Ritz-Carlton.”