Nghe Tran Death – Chef Michael Smith Culinart Limited Employee and Chopped Canada winner Nghe Tran of Charlottetown, PEI has died. He passed away sadly on Sunday 26h March 2023 at the age of 48. Chef Michael Smith announced him dead saying “We lost a warrior, our hearts our broken, we all had a guy, he fought so hard, we’re devastated by the wreckage our friend left behind, trying to understand the conflict of grief and anger”.
What happened to Nghe Tran?
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of Nghe Tran’s death has not been made public by the family art the time this article was published. Nghe was a longtime resident of Charlottetown and was born to Loan Tran (née Lee) and the late Ha Tran. He is survived by his wife, Roberta (née Gouett) Tran, their children Owen, Jude, and Lucy, his mother, Loan Tran, and his brothers, Tuan Tran and Binh Tran. He was also predeceased by his father, Loan Tran.
The family of Nghe will welcome condolences from members of Nghe’s immediate family as well as close friends from Prince Edward Island during a private visitation that will be held at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home. As per Nghe’s individual wish, there will be no public visitation or funeral service held.
Who is Michael Smith?
Michael Smith is a chef and cookbook author who was born in the United States but raised in Canada. On the Canadian Food Network, he has appeared as a judge on Chopped: Canada in addition to hosting The Inn Chef and Chef at Home. Smith is a nutritional activist, a supporter of sustainable home cooking, and an advocate for farm-to-table and farm-to-fork cuisine. She is also the Food Ambassador for Prince Edward Island. Smith began working in kitchens when he was seventeen years old, while he was also attending art school.
After only five years, he had risen through the ranks to become the Head Chef of a large, upmarket cafe. After that, he became a student at The Culinary Institute of America, from which he ultimately graduated in second place. After completing his education, Smith had experience in the kitchens of South African restaurants, restaurants with three Michelin stars in Europe, and restaurants in the Caribbean and New York City.
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