Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories

Paul Prudhomme
July 30, 1940 - October 8, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

Candle


Posted by: Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN
Dec 01, 2016


What a kind, gentle man he was. I had the opportunity to meet him several times when he visited the company I worked for and enjoyed his stories about his mother who would cook with fresh herbs from their garden.
Several years ago, as a thank you for assisting on one of his visits, he sent a large peace lily to me at work. It is still thriving and reminds me him every day.
My condolences to his family and those close to him.


Posted by: Jacquie - Orlando, FL
Nov 15, 2015


11-12-2015
Chef Paul's Magic seasonings have been a staple in my kitchen for years and made a wonderful Christmas gift one year for my children, male and female, as they love to cook. To Lori and all Paul's family and friends.. always remember this.. His memory is etched in your minds and your hearts and no one can ever take those from you. Peace, smiles, live as he would..happy.


Posted by: Michele Gautreau - Hague,, NY
Nov 12, 2015


To the Family,

I am sorry for your loss. May our god of comfort be a stronghold for your family.


Posted by: carolyn - AL
Nov 07, 2015


I was greatly saddened to hear of Paul's death. I enjoyed his cooking show on PBS. May the Lord bring comfort and strength to the family.


Posted by: Rochelle Johnson - Gulfport, MS
Oct 22, 2015


So sorry for your lost .Paul will be missed .He was a great friend .Ms.Lori, my deepest sympathy.


Posted by: Gary Barnes
Oct 18, 2015


I am a nobody in Paul's life. However, I feel so close to him. I have all of his books, I have cooked over the past 30 years countless numbers of his recipes here at home. One of my books was personally signed for me in Virginia.
I am so sorry to hear that he has gone on to a better world. One of my items on my bucket list was to meet him in person. Perhaps it will still happen, but in the next phase of life.
Please accept my prayers and thoughts for all of you at this time of his coronation to a better life.


Posted by: Bob Stitz - Owensboro, KY
Oct 15, 2015



Posted by: Erik Moore
Oct 15, 2015



Posted by: Erik Moore
Oct 15, 2015


Please accept our deepest sympathies.


Posted by: Newman & Patricia Johnson - N.O.La
Oct 14, 2015


Good cooking, good eating, good loving! I love you all! Your philosophy was not wasted on me you great soul!


Posted by: Chef Erik Moore - San Diego, CA
Oct 14, 2015


I watched the Chef on video in cooking school.He inspires millions with his masterful talent. He is/will be missed.


Posted by: Tim Pokela - MI
Oct 14, 2015


I am just one of many chefs/culinary educators who was inspired by Chef Paul. Our country is so much richer for his manifold contributions to our menus. His enthusiasm for food and life will be sorely missed. I will never forget "that pork chop."


Posted by: June Jacobs, CCP, FWS - Jersey City, NJ
Oct 13, 2015


My sympathy goes to the entire family. I have several of Paul's cook books and enjoyed the immensely great books great recipes Great Man and human being the world needs more people like Paul RIP brother !


Posted by: A friend
Oct 13, 2015


Candle

To chef Paul prudhomme I'm so sorry for loss you will be truly missed


Posted by: Heather Lemerond - Metairie, LA
Oct 13, 2015


God Bless a Great Inspiration & Man as well as His Family, Friends & Admirers.

Peace/Love
Health/Happiess
Thomas Rainbolt


Posted by: A friend
Oct 13, 2015


My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of Chef's loved ones as he will be dearly missed. Aside from his wonderful culinary talents, his warmth,kindness and amazing smile really defined him as the person he was. His goodness rubbed off on many, including myself, and for this I shall be forever grateful. There is consolation in recognizing he can now experience the perfection of love as promised by our Creator.


Posted by: Herbert Mayer, MD - Metairie, LA
Oct 13, 2015


My late husband and I were introduced to Chef Paul's jambalaya in 1986. The best city in the whole world with the best food. You will be missed here but my husband will be lined up for your cooking in heaven. RIP


Posted by: karen scheer - toronto, ON
Oct 13, 2015


It seems over the years from time to time our paths would cross, from his beginnings in New Orleans, at Canal Villere at Carrolton late at night while he waited in his car for his wife to get some fixins, the Airport, Northshore Fresh Market, French Quarter, I always said hey Chef, he's reply "hey man"! sometimes a fist bump! just a small town, country man with a big heart and friend to all, mentor to many, how many no one can ever know. You're greatly missed the second we got the said news Chef! Thanks for sharing your talents!


Posted by: John Cassagne - Mandeville, LA
Oct 13, 2015


Candle

You will be truly missed. I always enjoyed watching you cook on PBS. Tried some of your recipes. You were always soo joyous in whatever you were cooking. Also love your salt free magic seasoning. You really brought Louisiana cooking to the world. Thanks to your family for sharing you with the world. Know that God will comfort you at this time.


Posted by: Darlene Murray - New Orleans, LA
Oct 13, 2015


As a Candian Chef of 40+ years, Chef Paul has been someone who I have admired from afar. His talents will be sadly missed, but he will be at the Lords Table. God Bless - Chef Bruce David - Taber, Alberta


Posted by: Bruce David - Taber, AB
Oct 13, 2015


To this day my spouse Dan cooks jambalaya from the Poorman's recipe in the Louisiana Kitchen book(1984). It is always delicious! Thank you Chef for your gift to the world!
Rhonda


Posted by: A friend
Oct 13, 2015


You added flavor to my life and for that I am truly grateful. I look forward to your wonderful addition to the Master's table!


Posted by: Jaye Lewis - Chilhowie, VA
Oct 13, 2015


Candle

you gave so much of yourself. you were and will and always will be the best. Thank you for your inspiration. You will be profoundly missed!!!


Posted by: Janey Langlois - Sturb, MA
Oct 13, 2015


C ulinary genius P ersonable
H igh powered A ffable
E xemplary U nequaled
F orward thinking L egendary

May you rest in Peace in the Arms of your Creator! Pax Vobiscum


Posted by: Don Dee - Destrehan, LA
Oct 12, 2015


To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998


Posted by: Cleo Carriere - Gretna, LA
Oct 12, 2015


Creativity was Chef Paul's signature. I am blessed to be influenced by him. Rest peacefully brave friend! Introduce cajun to the Heavenly Host...We are sure to hear the pleasant response all the way down here!


Posted by: Kerry Mackay - New Berlin, WI
Oct 12, 2015


you inspired me to use a little spice to my life or maybe a lot only one way to try and that is to try


Posted by: A friend
Oct 12, 2015



Posted by: Linda Johnson - Houston, TX
Oct 12, 2015


RIP, perhaps one day I will meet you and we can sit down and have a great meal cooked by you, I loved seeing your shows, I loved the way you spoke and got so excited about cooking. Teresa-Anaheim, CA


Posted by: AGUISANDA - ANAHEIM, CA - FAN
Oct 12, 2015


Candle

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Prudhomme. Never had the pleasure to meet him, but loved to watch him on TV. He would say "Onn yoon" for onion, and IT STUCK ON ME! I eat Onn Yoons! Not onions. May God Bless and Keep you. May he RIP.


Posted by: Karen E. Sutton - Baltimore, MD - TV Friend
Oct 12, 2015


A trailblazer & the soul of Cajun everything!
Godspeed chef!!
Jackson York CEC,AAC


Posted by: jackson york - palestine, TX
Oct 12, 2015


Lori, Eli, & Paul's family: Janis and I will always feel blessed to have known Paul for 35 years now. The Breakfast Edition set on Ch. 6 was always packed as the whole station staff would arrive around 7 a.m. to share Paul's dish of the day with me, Bill Stanley, Margaret Orr, and Steve Bellas. He even invited me and a Ch. 12 crew to his family's homes near Carencro to do a couple of hours on how Paul's entire family approached mealtime in Acadiana. Janis and I not only join with you in your sadness and sense of great loss now, but also in a celebration of Paul's love of life and his passion of bringing Louisiana food and culture to people around the world. There will never be another Chef Paul..and it was an honor and privilege to know and work with him through the years.


Posted by: Mike & Janis Sanders - Folsom, LA
Oct 12, 2015


We had Chef's Gumbo for my wedding shower thirty years ago. Boy, was it good. So was everything else. Rest in peace, dear Chef.


Posted by: Gail Brigham - Mt. Hermon, LA
Oct 12, 2015


I thank the great chef for his recipies and spices. Through the years many of my friends and family have enjoyed cajun cooking especially the jumbalaya and turducken. You will be remembered everytime we get together and celebrate your great food.


Posted by: CKC and Company - Jacksonville, FL
Oct 12, 2015


I had the pleasure of meeting Paul at a food show in Chicago. Such a sweet and wonderful soul. I enjoyed our conversation and will treasure the cookbook he gave me signed. You will be missed but treasured sweet man.


Posted by: Marlene Shillington - Gilbert, AZ
Oct 12, 2015


My mother-in-law introduced me to Chef Prudhomme's cooking and spices. I was in love with the flavors. I will miss you but am happy to know you will live on in your cooking.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 12, 2015


I just learned that one of my favorite Chefs Died today. I had the honor to meet him once. I own all of his cookbooks and absolutely loved his food! He has influenced my cooking in many, many ways. I have cooked so many of his recipes and they have all been amazing! Rest in peace Paul, you are and will always be the Cajun King to me. In the next catalog here at the school, I will do a class called Remembering Paul Prudhomme.


Posted by: Chef Pete Snaith - Vienna, VA
Oct 12, 2015


Thank you Prudhomme family for sharing Chef Paul with us. What he has taught the world will continue to evolve and grow; neither the man nor his legend will be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies.


Posted by: Lisa Loeffler-Craig - LA
Oct 12, 2015


Candle

I enjoyed watching him on TV


Posted by: GAIL Bealer - marrero, LA
Oct 12, 2015


To Chef Paul and Family,
I have been cooking out of the now butter spattered pages of my Louisiana Kitchen Cookbook since long before I knew you were from the same hometown of Opelousas as my beloved, late mother. I have delightedly savored the fine food at K-Paul's for decades, before I married and had children, and now it is an annual tradition to go when we visit from Houston...there would be a small mutiny if we missed our pilgrimage! You will be missed, Chef Paul - may you rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Posted by: Jennifer Cornell - Houston, TX
Oct 12, 2015


I never had the pleasure of meeting him personally but through his cookbooks I feel I have. So sorry for your loss. May the God(Ps.83:18) of comfort comfort you at this time. Rom. 15:4


Posted by: A friend
Oct 12, 2015


I destroyed a kitchen in 1984 making his blackend redfish and i dont regret it at all.rest in Pease brother paul.


Posted by: steve sheldon - houston, TX
Oct 12, 2015


Had the pleasure of meeting him in his restaurant and he kindly let my sister take a picture. I was his biggest fan. I had such highhopes in going back to his restaurant, I am truly in mourning. I miss him terribly! God bless him and his family


Posted by: Janey Langlois - Sturbridge, MA
Oct 11, 2015


Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Chef Paul Prudhomme. Rest in peace ~ You will missed. The entire team @LeeLeesRugelach Harlem, NYC


Posted by: A friend
Oct 11, 2015


We lost a giant in the culinary field. He will be sorely missed. Willy and Paulette Coln


Posted by: A friend
Oct 11, 2015


Looking back on the life of Paul Prudhomme, one of the integral founders of American cuisine, inventor of blackened redfish (and the blackened teqnique) which was so popular he single handedly almost caused its extinction, owner of K-Pauls in New Orleans, and TV personality appearing on his own shows and known for frequenting the Today morning show. He was Emeril before Emeril knew how to boil water, working for the esteemed Brennan family who brought French cooking to New York before they settled in New Orleans.
Chef Paul is the reason Cajun cooking is no mystery to the world. Popularizing such dishes as jambalaya, barbecued shrimp and gumbo, as well as spices such as cayenne pepper and chicory, and such foods like Tasso and boudin sausage. Few Americans ever saw a real Chef in action before Paul Prudhomme. He brought respect to the trade, and was an inspiration to cooks and Chefs the world over.


Posted by: Erik Moore - Hesperia, CA
Oct 11, 2015


Chef I had the privilege of meeting you a few times. And we would take about my Family restaurant ....you were always so polite to me .I will never get those moments...And I also had the privilege of meeting you with your co-workers Merlene Jones.... RIP Chef your legacy will live on forever.... God Bless ++


Posted by: Janene Damiano - Kenner, LA
Oct 11, 2015


REST IN PEACE. I enjoyed your cooking shows. Learned alot.


Posted by: C.M. Roybiskie - Edgard, LA
Oct 11, 2015


My condolences to Chef Prudhomme's family and friends. His passing is a loss to my New Orleans hometown as well as the local, national, and international culinary communities. God Bless you Paul.


Posted by: Dawn Washington - Houston, TX
Oct 11, 2015


My prayers to the family's love h and his cooking it was like my grand mother cooking I will miss him he really put New Orleans and Louisiana on the map rest in peace my friend


Posted by: Mimi Shaffett - Hammond, LA
Oct 11, 2015


Such a profound loss to the culinary world, and especially to those in Louisiana and other states who so richly benefited from Chef's extensive knowledge of cajun' cooking. His unique emphasis on adding layers of flavor is a main component of what makes his recipes so delectable. It's hard to imagine him gone, but his presence will continue to be felt by all who were so very fond of him.
~ Rest in Peace, Chef Paul ~


Posted by: Sandy - New Orleans
Oct 11, 2015


My deepest sympathies. I have this man in my kitchen every week. He is why I cook. I grew up watching him on the news. What a great person, as well as a culinary artist. While, he may be cooking for God, he will always be present in New Orleans, and in the kitchen of all of displaced Louisianians.


Posted by: Cynthia Ruiz-Yu - Kettering, OH
Oct 11, 2015


Candle

He was a kind big hearted loving person with an appetite for life and we are going to miss him dearly. We love you uncle Paul


Posted by: April Prudhomme Hollier - Opelousas, LA
Oct 11, 2015


My sympathies out to the family. Chef Paul was a wonderful man who taught us all to eat and live live well.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 11, 2015


Loved this special person as a friend. Continue to try to get that "pow" flavor when I cook! Rest in peace. Lois & Ken Boagni, Opelousas, LA


Posted by: Lois Boagni - Opelousas, LA
Oct 11, 2015


Candle

My condolences to the family.


Posted by: Barbara Hamilton - Houston, TX
Oct 11, 2015


I learned so much from this great man, the world has had a great loss with him gone. Our condolences to the family. Chef Jan Memmott~Jensen , Logan, Utah


Posted by: A friend
Oct 11, 2015


Candle

God blessed Mr. Prudhomme family and friends.


Posted by: Angela Jefferson - Marietta, GA
Oct 11, 2015


My husband and I had the opportunity to meet him once at a restaurant show. He was a humble, nice man. His culinary talent would be missed. I'm extending my sincere sympathy to his wife and family, for their loss. I understand is a very difficult moment they are going through, may the loving-kindness that only our Heavenly Father provides, be granted to them so they can endure - For He promises to be close to those who cling to Him for help. Psalms 72:12-14...


Posted by: - Puerto Rico
Oct 11, 2015


Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you had much deserved happiness the past few years with Chef.


Posted by: Jo Anne Pine, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 10, 2015


Love and prayers to the Prudhomme family. Thanks for wonderful food. I hope you will cook for me in Heaven.


Posted by: John Beasley - Battery Park, VA
Oct 10, 2015


Deep condolences to the Prudhomme family. May shared memories comfort your family and friends as you go through this very difficult time. And most importantly reliance on God's word to bring you strength. 1Cor.1:3-4.


Posted by: D Tyler - MS
Oct 10, 2015


My dearest Brenda I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.What an incredible man!
He gave the world a new flare, flavor, and
taste from your home Louisianna. Paul will be remembered for eternity. He made his mark in his lifetime and I know he embraced
life,love, and family.
Gillian Olmsted McGinn


Posted by: Gillian Mcginn - linwood, WV
Oct 10, 2015


I have bought many of Chef Prudhomme cook books and use them often. Chef you will truly be missed .Loved to watch your cooking shows .You are truly the best !


Posted by: Alton Lindsay - Gulfport, MS
Oct 10, 2015


Condolences to Chef Paul's family both at home and at work. His legacy was giant, not just for his prowess in the kitchen but for his untiring and classy representation of Louisiana.


Posted by: Vicki Harkin - New Orleans, LA
Oct 10, 2015


I really enjoyed my conversations with him re: seasoning foods.


Posted by: William R. Rader - Chicago, IL
Oct 10, 2015


My mama told me she learned to cook enchiladas from you. They were so delicious, and I thank God each day because she taught my wife how to make them as well. Mama has long passed, but I can assure you that her (and yours also) enchiladas will live on. Rest In Peace Mr. Paul.


Posted by: Franklin Chavez - Denver, CO
Oct 10, 2015


I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I had the opportunity to eat in the NYC restaurant years ago. We were told by the waitress that Chef Paul was in the kitchen. We were so excited. She then came out and told us that we had been invited in so we could meet him. He was the most genuine, friendly, humble man. I will never forget his kindness. My heart goes out to his family and friends.


Posted by: laura - NJ
Oct 10, 2015


What a great man, My fondest memory of Paul was right after Katrina when he reopened KPauls. He was outside of KPauls thanking people for coming to his place. I was moved by "Paul Prudhomme" thanking me for coming and told him that it was I and my family that thanked him for reopening so soon and bringing back a bit of normality to our lives. A true giant.


Posted by: Mike and Carolyn Gerhold - Covington, LA
Oct 10, 2015


A life well lived. We are grateful for all you've done, Chef Paul. Condolences to all.


Posted by: Frank & Marna Brigtsen - New Orleans, LA
Oct 10, 2015


I heard about him in early 80s and bought his Louisiana cooking cookbook when I was 19. The first time I tried blackened redfish in my mothers house it looked like a London fog rolled in. Mom forgave me once she tasted it. I worshiped that cookbook and have named it the Cajun bible. 33 yrs later it looks it with numerous notes and food stains. Because I cook his recipes so often of course my house is choice place for holidays where I treat them with his masterpieces. I' even tackled turducken one year! I manage to cook something of his AT LEAST once a week. He had a profound effect on my life, so much so that my nickname is Pat Pruhdomme! My wife teaches the blind and she often here's "Mrs Cahill he cooked pp last night and did you bring us any!" Because they could smell on clothes. We go to his restaurant whenever we re in Nola and enjoy talking to cooks although we were never lucky enough to meet him.
I was just looking to see if he was ever going to put out another cookbook but it wasn't meant to be. What a loss to the world. I enjoyed following his life. There's going to be some happy spirits in heaven when he arrives!! God bless paul prudhomme!


Posted by: Patrick and Celeste Cahill - Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 10, 2015


Dear Prudhomme Family Rory and I would like to express our condolences on the loss of Paul Prudhomme.he'll surely be missed very much.


Posted by: Faith/Rory Tobin/Dockett - NewtonCentre/Brighton, MA
Oct 10, 2015


Chef Paul,

Thanks for your legacy! You were a culinary genius who shared the gift! Your cookbook collaboration with your family is a favorite of mine. I have all of your cookbooks and many of my techniques mirror yours. You are appreciated and missed!

God bless!


Posted by: Clay and Amy Wick - Houston, TX
Oct 10, 2015


My deepest condolences to the family.
May the God of unending love, console
your broken hearts during the loss of
your dear beloved one.
He was a well loved man, and how well
educated in his cooking skills he were.
He will forever be missed.
May the family forever reflect on the
positive and happy times shared together.
May the God of tender mercies continue to guide you and strengthen you during the days ahead.
Much love to the family.
(Psalms 121)
My heartfelt prayers are with the family.

TE, Louisiana


Posted by: A friend
Oct 10, 2015


So sorry to hear of Chef Paul's passing. He left a legacy of fine food and cooking. May fond memories and the love of family and friends help you cope with your loss.
And may the peace of God give you comfort.
Philippians 4:6,7


Posted by: A. Carr
Oct 10, 2015


So sorry for your loss. It seems like we lose more and more loved ones as time goes on. A scripture that brings me comfort can be found at Isaiah 30:19 where it says that God hears and answers our prayers and ever the more so as our hearts are hurt from the loss of someone to death. Once again my sincerest condolences.


Posted by: Nicole H. - MA
Oct 10, 2015


My sincere condolences to the family. May it comfort you to know that God and others care.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 10, 2015


Beloveds, deepest condolences to all who knew Paul and loved him. I know he will truly be missed. May the peace that God mentions at Jeremiah29:11,12 help you all through this very difficult time.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 10, 2015


May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


Posted by: - OH
Oct 10, 2015


Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the God (Psalm 83:18) of all comfort, provide your family with the needed strength to endure the loss of your loved one.


Posted by: J Evans - Atlanta, GA
Oct 10, 2015


He affected so many people in such a great way- food! Chef was super talented and will be missed! May God strengthen his family at this time through prayer and friends. Psalms 55


Posted by: A friend
Oct 10, 2015


Psalms 119:76.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 10, 2015


I am sorry for your loss. Cherish your fond memories.Draw close to God in prayer during this difficult time -James 4:6.


Posted by: Lynn
Oct 10, 2015


An excellent Chef...someone who gave Louisiana taste! May our Lord fill very void Chef Paul leaves behind with the peace of Jesus! Blessings upon each of you as you lay your beloved to rest. Praying you will feel the love from admirers here and afar.


Posted by: Karen, A Reader of Obits - Lutcher, LA
Oct 09, 2015


It was quite an honor cooking with you for the 1st Russian Chef Culinary Exchange Program held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. You really gave the Russians a taste of our city and all of the Cajun delights. You are one of a kind and a true professional in the food industry. Thanks so much for promoting our wonderful city to the world. You will be sadly missed by all.


Posted by: Allen Schulkens - Metairie, LA
Oct 09, 2015


I loved working with Chef Paul during my years at WDSU in the early '80's. When a national group of NBC folks came to town for a visit, he orchestrated a dinner under tents at the Audubon Zoo and knocked everyone's socks off. He was always smiling and so full of life. You couldn't help but be energized by his presence. My taste buds also carry fond memories of many meals at K Paul's Louisiana Kitchen and sampling a in the WDSU studios when he appeared on Morning Edition. We were all so lucky to know him. My condolences to his family. Shelley Hobson


Posted by: A friend
Oct 09, 2015


Thank you Chef Paul for introducing America and the world to real Louisiana cuisine. As a New Orleans native living in New Jersey, I will always remember our wonderful meal when you came to New York City! Bon Appetit forever Chef.


Posted by: Suzi Fortenberry - Roanoke, VA
Oct 09, 2015


I managed a high end shoe store called "Bergeron's at 315 Royal St. in the early 80's and would love to walk around the corner to K-Pauls when it was family style sitting.what a blast,& thanks for all the great memories! You will be greatly missed,,good cooking good loving, good eats!! Xoxo. Jodi Reis Kuhn, Ellijay, Ga. My love to Troy and all of the Prudhomme family.


Posted by: Jodi Reis Kuhn - Ellijay ,Ga., GA
Oct 09, 2015


My condolences to Lori and Chef's family. I was lucky enough to know Chef, K, Lori, and the incredible staff of K-Paul's in the 'early years' which has led to many life long friendships. So many have contributed loving tributes and stories. May Chef rest in peace. A life very well lived, indeed. They are passing a good time in Heaven and the food just got a lot better! Gold stars all 'round!


Posted by: Cookie Kellar - West Palm Beach, FL
Oct 09, 2015


Thanks for the recipes and great food K-Paul. The wife purchased your blacken steak seasoning last week. I think I'll got do one up now in your honor. Peaceful Journey my dear brother. The Boot (Louisiana) will surely miss you.


Posted by: Jean Claude Kydd
Oct 09, 2015


May you find peace and comfort knowing the positive spirit that he shared with so many through his wonderful recipes and restaurants. Please know that the God of peace hears prayers requesting peace of heart and mind. 1 Peter 5:10
RM, California


Posted by: A friend
Oct 09, 2015


Candle

Such a great man. Have been following you for a long time.
A great chief. You will be missed.


Posted by: Carolyn Waters - Richmond Hill, GA
Oct 09, 2015


It was my pleasure of having met Paul a few years ago in Ottawa, Canada. I always said he was a true ambassador for the Cajun people and for the art of cooking. Rest in peace Paul.

Len Dignard


Posted by: A friend
Oct 09, 2015


My sincere condolences to the Chef's wife, family and fans. God promises to comfort and ease your pain at Revelstion 21:3,4 where he says that he will wipe the tears from your eyes!


Posted by: - Atlanta, GA
Oct 09, 2015


Condolences and prayers are extended to Chef Paul's family and friends. May you find comfort in know that he is resting with our Heavenly Father and you will be with him again. GOD BLESS and RIP


Posted by: Karen Davis - Cincinnati, OH
Oct 09, 2015


A truly kind and decent person.
I treasure having met him and my time working at K-Paul's.


Posted by: Darlene Fendlason - Hammond, LA
Oct 09, 2015


As an amateur home cook I had the amazing fortune of spending a week in K-Paul's kitchen at the invitation of Chef Paul. He was such a kind and gracious man and the things I learned through his staff have been savored by friends and family since that adventure in 1986. My family and I are deeply saddened by Chef Paul's passing.


Posted by: Sam Jones - Sedalia, MO
Oct 09, 2015


Candle

Rest in Peace Chef Paul, my husband is from Opelousas, La just like you were. Our deepest condolences to Paul's family may God give you strength during this difficult time.


Posted by: Debbie Frank - Waggaman, LA
Oct 09, 2015


Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort, provide your family with the needed strength to endure the loss of your love one.


Posted by: A friend
Oct 09, 2015



More Condolences...