Jean-Robert de Cavel – RIP, 2022-12-23
Jean-Robert de Cavel, the Chef for whom I worked for over 14 years, passed away on December 23, 2022. He was 61 years old.
I worked with him at an event on November 19, 2022. This was the last time I saw him. Fortunately, the photographer at the event captured two pictures of Chef and me. These are precious to me.
Rest in peace, Chef. It was always a pleasure to work with you.
On 2023-01-16, I joined 1300+ people for a mass of Christian burial in honor of Jean-Robert. Among that group, a bunch of us (the estimates range from 150-300) were dressed in our chef whites to honor the chef. During the service, one of Chef’s good friends, Mr. Dennis Spiegel asked all the chefs in church to reply to his call of “Order in!” with “Oui, Chef!”. It wrecked me.
It happened a couple more times outside the church, and I sure hope that someone recorded it. ALL of Cincinnati heard us. #ouichef