Canadian Chef Anthony Sedlak Is No More
Talented and bright chef Anthony Sedlak died suddenly at his flat in Vancouver, Canada on the 6th of July, 2012. He was only 29. The authorities suspect no foul play though and believe it to be the effect of an undiagnosed ailment which proved to be fatal. The culinary community around the world is devastated by the news and mourns the loss of a celebrity chef cut off so early in life.
Sedlak had been the winner of the “Superstar Chef Challenge” aired on Food Network Channel but was better known for his television show, “The Main” on Food Network, Canada. The success of his show prompted him to write a book on the series which went on to become a bestseller. He was the judge of “Family Cook-Off” also aired on the same channel.
Known for his love of food and meticulous techniques, the young Sedlak had mastered the art of cooking at the tender age of nineteen A stint at the Michelin starred La Trompette restaurant in London provided him with valuable experience of European cuisine. This helped him win the second place at the "World Junior Chef Challenge" where he represented his country, Canada.
Role as An Entrepreneur
A successful chef and entrepreneur , Anthony Sedlak was a co-owner of the “American Cheesesteak Co.“at Vancouver. He was busy preparing for the official introduction of his new menu for the restaurant as well as the room service at “Toronto Don Valley Suites” when fate played this cruel joke on him.
He is also particularly remembered for his chili cook-off at Ottawa meant for heartburn patients. The visually attractive dishes that he created for his TV show , “The Main” usually featured one main ingredient. His mastery and skill in both cooking and presenting a gourmet dish prepared from a simple ingredient had won him kudos from both fans and compatriots.
His funeral is expected to be held shortly in Vancouver. Our condolences to the bereaved family of the gifted chef. There are bound to be re-runs of his show on Food Network, Canada now. Hope you get to watch them. It is going to be a learning experience for sure.
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