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Eric Anderson, Executive Chef at T/X at The Stoneleigh in Dallas, Died Friday

Chris Ward, the executive chef of The Mercury, texted me the news: Eric Anderson, the executive chef at T/X in The Stoneleigh Hotel, died Friday after an incident involving a car. I called the Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh but there was no manager on duty available to comment. However, one employee confirmed the tragedy. According to the employee, Anderson joined the kitchen “three or four” months ago.

“Eric worked with Danielle Custer at Laurel’s. When she closed, he came to me right after I opened citizen 1989 or 1990,”said Chris Ward. “He was at The Mercury for eight months and as far as I know, he left here and opened his own place out in the country.”

Anderson’s profile on LinkedIn indicates he worked as executive sous chef DFW Marriott Hotel & Golf Club fro 2003-2007. Ward, who knows a family member, says Anderson was 42.

UPDATE:

There will be a memorial service for Eric on Wednesday at 7:00Pm at the Le Meridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh. The family welcomes friends and colleagues to celebrate Eric’s life and meet his three boys. The family encourages anyone to bring pictures, videos, or any other items relating to Eric. If you have any questions, email me nancyn@dmagazine.com.