Dozens of Ottawa’s chefs paid their respects at the funeral of Kurt Waldele, 61, who passed away from lymphatic cancer. Most had worked with him at some point during his more than 30 years as executive chef at the National Arts Centre.
Msgr. Patrick Powers presided over the service.
Chef Michael Blackie, the NAC’s new executive chef.
Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of the NAC.
Chef Oliver Bartsch from 24 Sussex at the reception at the NAC..
Waldele with Pope John Paul II.
Waldele with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Food at the reception back at the NAC.
Waldele at his home for a charity BBQ in 2007.
Waldele with some of Ottawa’s chefs in 2007.