Metro Atlanta chefs and restaurants are reacting on social media to the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61.
Miller Union chef/owner Steven Satterfield
Atlanta chef Asha Gomez
Philips Arena executive chef Joe Schafer
WTFFFFFFF yo are you serious right now, this man, Chef and mentor in which i loved & looked up to is no longer around. That’s why Chefs should get so much more praise and notoriety because we have such a stressful job that we have to make others happy when we really don’t have anyone to make us happy. Also it looks so good on camera like it’s all glitz and glamour but your really dying on the inside. Mental Health is so real, a human can take but so much stress and pain before it gets overwhelming. I never forget the first time i read “Kitchen Confidential” which every Chef should read it because it’s such an impacting, and motivating book. I was at the darkest place in my life at the time no details but you’ll know when my book comes out, but it got me through and i didn’t want to put the book down. SIP CHEF TONY my fellow New Yorker Bad Ass Chef, i model myself in the Kitchen notes from you and @gordongram. Very Very sad day in the Culinary Kitchens around the World. We will miss you.
Reading ‘Kitchen Confidential’ was like tearing the head off the service industry and peering directly into its savage, grotesque soul. Anthony never flinched, and his sardonic humor and love for his fellow cooks in the trenches elevated simple reportage to new heights of ‘gonzo’-style journalism. Gone too soon. #rip
Bourdain shot “Parts Unknown” for Atlanta-based CNN and visited Atlanta for a 2013 episode of “The Layover” on the Travel Channel.
AJC food writer Wendell Brock reviewed Bourdain’s most recent cookbook, 2016’s “Appetites,” writing, “At the end of it all, this book is Bourdain’s best effort at maturity, told with playfulness and heart. After so many years of seeking out the weird and living to tell the tale, the scabrous, trash-talking Bourdain seems happiest on familiar ground: home.”