The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Former Baltimore chef passes away at 34

Chef Joshua Hill passed away this past Sunday of pneumonia. Originally from Memphis, he spent time in Baltimore at Tabrizi’s and then opened Night of the Cookers which received rave reviews.

Joshua was a big man both in size and in heart. I remember riding with him to Philadelphia to a very special dinner at Le Bec Fin for numerous chefs from Baltimore.  He loved his Southern roots; he loved his music and quoting the lyrics 

He was a graduate of Johnson and Wales in Charleston South Carolina and parlayed that into his Southern Hospitality Solutions, the Restaurant consulting business.  A restaurateur/consultant, he enjoyed developing restaurant concepts and opening new restaurants. 

I think this quote from his Facebook page will lend insight into his love of words. Chef Joshua Hill, “I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.” 

For those interested you can find his obituary and information about his memorial service at Roller Funeral Home.

“Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes.” … Billy Joel.
Goodbye Joshua

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a great guy... if you haven't seen his old blog from 09the you should check it out. It's like one last monolouge from big pappi (explicit as he was but it's nice to read- you can hear his voice in it) RIP Chef Memphis!


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