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Our experienced team of hospitality professionals will provide a culinary experience your guests won’t forget. Ferah provides five-star catering and bar services. Let our team craft a custom quote for you today.

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Chef Burak Ozcan, Co-Owner, has nearly two decades of experience with catering events of all types. He started his career as a chef in the most luxurious five-star resorts across the Mediterranean before making his way to Dallas in 2009. 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 became an expert in executing both intimate and large-scale events. 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 his expertise with behind-the-scenes event logistics allow our clients to have peace of mind and focus on enjoying their event. Under Chef Burak’s leadership, Ferah Catering & Events received numerous industry awards in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

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Stephanie Ozcan manages marketing for the Ferah family of brands and designed the interior of Ferah's three restaurants: Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen® (Garland and Southlake) and Ferah Smokehouse & Cantina, where we host celebrations and private events of all types. Serving as Catering Concierge, Stephanie works with clients, venues, and planners alike to build custom menus and plan unforgettable events. An expert in curating stunning ambiance, Stephanie specializes in helping you create memorable and unique experiences for your guests.

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Jeremy Berlin, Co-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 executing conventions, expos, and social events of all sizes. Jeremy’s involvement in the planning and execution of your event ensures your guests will have a seamless and outstanding experience.

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Chef Sanjay Desai met Chef Burak while working together at Samar by Stephan Pyles in Downtown Dallas. Sanjay brings over two decades of culinary experience to our team, specifically in South Asian cooking. Growing up in India, Sanjay realized his passion for cuisine at a young age. As a vegetarian himself, Chef Sanjay has a talent for making flavorful vegetarian dishes that impress even the most loyal meat lovers.

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Tom Urann is Ferah's expert mixologist. Originally from Washington, Tom has spent the past five 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 when you trust Ferah with your mixology and bartending needs.

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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 service time.

"Chef Burak and his team recently catered my daughter's wedding and to say the food was outstanding is an understatement. Throughout the planning process I had a lot of questions and Chef was never too busy to answer."

- April

Chico, TX

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Awards

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