Dressler’s Spotlight: Erik Draheim


Erik DraheimMeet Erik Draheim, Assistant Manager of Dressler’s Metropolitan.

Erik has been with Dressler’s Restaurant for two-and-a-half years. During that time, he has enjoyed developing a special relationship with the staff and guests. Much like the rest of the team at Dressler’s, Erik has a keen sense of humor and a strong devotion to his job and the people he encounters every day. When Erik isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

What are your responsibilities at Dressler’s?

“Keeping Tim’s ego in check,” jokes Erik.

Name 3 things that you like about your job.

“The energy of the restaurant, the people, and the people.”

What are some of the challenges of your job?

“Any kind of math or spelling.”

What are some of your favorite foods and beverages at Dressler’s?

Blackened Heart of Ribeye (served with fingerling potatoes, asparagus, and herb blue cheese butter) and all of our local tap beers,” says Erik. “My two favorites are Mother Earth’s Endless River and Railhouse Brewery’s Mastiff Oatmeal Stout.”

What qualities make Dressler’s an exceptional restaurant?

“The team has a great work ethic, but we also have fun at our jobs.”

Why do you think people like coming to Dressler’s?

“It’s like walking into a friend’s home.”

How do first-time guests respond after enjoying a meal at Dressler’s?

“What I hear most are compliments about the delicious food and exceptional service,” says Erik.

What do you like best about your job?

“It sounds cliché, but it’s the people I get to work with and visiting with all our guests.”

Any interesting hobbies?

I repair airplane engines and it’s all ball bearings these days. Unless of course it’s the bypass line.”