Drum Room’s Eric Carter marches to his own beat
|Pass the salt and vinegar potato chips…|
Eric Carter is back in the hotel dining business.
The 33-year-old Carter was one of the younger hotel sous chefs in the city when he was assisting executive chef Scott Skomal in running the kitchen of the OP1906 restaurant in the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel four years ago. Carter didn’t exactly endear himself to his corporate bosses back in 2008 when he left the Sheraton for a different job — after the once upscale OP1906 was overhauled — and he revealed to The Pitch that the menu was being redesigned to be “more like Applebee’s.” The Sheraton management was not amused.