MEET THE TEAM
Ferah's experienced leadership team provides a five-star culinary experience you won’t forget.
Chef Burak Ozcan
Burak Ozcan, Chef & Owner, has nearly two decades of experience with Food and Beverage operations. He started his career as a chef in the most luxurious five-star resorts across the Mediterranean before making his way to Dallas in 2011. After working with celebrity chef Stephan Pyles to open various high-end restaurant concepts, Chef Burak transitioned to leading culinary teams in full-service hotels across DFW. During that time he developed the innovative "Tex-Med" cuisine (Modern Mediterranean with a Texan Twist®). After opening the first Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen® location in 2019, Chef Burak began offering private events and catering services. Chef Burak’s dedication to exquisite hospitality and passion for creative cuisine has led to a loyal following of "Ferah Foodies". Under Chef Burak’s leadership, the Ferah family of brands has received multiple awards.
Jeremy Berlin, General Manager & Owner, brings over 20 years of award-winning hospitality leadership, event, and sales experience to the team. Jeremy has managed large full-service hotels across the country, including multi-million-dollar renovations and the opening of new properties. During this time he gained expertise in managing Food and Beverage teams who executed events of all sizes. Jeremy has been a part of Ferah since the beginning, and he officially transitioned from his role in hotel executive leadership to managing our Southlake location full-time.
Stephanie Ozcan manages marketing for the Ferah family of brands and designed the interiors of both Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen® locations (Garland and Southlake) where we host celebrations and private events of all types. An expert in curating unforgettable ambiance, Stephanie specializes in helping to create stunning and unique experiences for guests across Ferah locations. If you've reached out via email or socials, chances are that you've chatted with Stephanie!
Heidi Berlin is a vivacious people person who loves connecting with guests and members of our community. As Ferah's Community Relations Director, Heidi oversees community involvement in local events and sponsorships in Southlake and surrounding areas. You may also see Heidi supporting operations and visiting with guests during the hustle and bustle of dinner service.
Tom Urann is Ferah's expert mixologist. Originally from Washington, Tom has spent the past three years in DFW. After years in restaurant management roles, Tom realized his true passion is creating an unforgettable experience at the bar. His management experience ensures you will receive exceptional service and enjoy a creative cocktail when you dine at Ferah. Tom is a customer favorite at our original Firewheel location and played a key role in starting up bar operations and training the team at our Southlake location.