Condolence & Memory Journal


Thinking of the great spicy chef. Im sure youre spicing things up in heaven

Posted by Gregory Joubert - Dallas, TX - Acquaintance   August 20, 2018


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   December 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   November 15, 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   November 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   November 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   October 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    October 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   October 15, 2015

Posted by Erik Moore    October 15, 2015

Posted by Erik Moore    October 15, 2015

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Newman & Patricia Johnson - N.O.La   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 13, 2015


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

Posted by Heather Lemerond - Metairie, LA   October 13, 2015

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

Thomas Rainbolt

Posted by A friend   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 13, 2015


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   October 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   October 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!

Posted by A friend   October 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   October 13, 2015


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   October 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   October 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 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're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998

Posted by Cleo Carriere - Gretna, LA   October 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   October 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   October 12, 2015

Posted by Linda Johnson - Houston, TX   October 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   October 12, 2015


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   October 12, 2015

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

Posted by jackson york - palestine, TX   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 12, 2015


I enjoyed watching him on TV

Posted by GAIL Bealer - marrero, LA   October 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   October 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   October 12, 2015

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

Posted by steve sheldon - houston, TX   October 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   October 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   October 11, 2015

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

Posted by A friend   October 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   October 11, 2015

Chef I had the privilege of meeting you a few times. And we would take about my Family restaurant 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   October 11, 2015

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

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


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   October 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   October 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   October 11, 2015


My condolences to the family.

Posted by Barbara Hamilton - Houston, TX   October 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   October 11, 2015


God blessed Mr. Prudhomme family and friends.

Posted by Angela Jefferson - Marietta, GA   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 10, 2015

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

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

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

Posted by A friend   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 10, 2015

Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   October 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    October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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    October 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   October 09, 2015


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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 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   October 09, 2015


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   October 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   October 09, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Prudhomme. He made me, a perfect stranger, feel like an old friend. His gentle personality will be missed. The legacy he leaves behind will live on. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Jeaux - Belle Chasse, LA   October 09, 2015

I worked with Chef Paul at Mr B's and Commanders Palace. Of all the chefs i worked with . I never seen him get upset. Only chef I ever worked with that could taste and tell you what it needs to give it that special you rest in peace Chef Paul

Posted by Floyd Bealer - Agoura Hills, CA   October 09, 2015

Loved this man, loved his show, his wit and his recipes. The world has lost one of its great ones.

Posted by Linda Franks - Franklinton, LA   October 09, 2015

Chef Paul cooked for us at Shawn's University award celebration in Stevens Point. What a wonderful man...he brought up the cooking crew and all the food to honor Shawn's accomplishment. Chef Paul served his signature Banana's Foster and treated us all like family....I will never forget! God Bless you Paul Prudhomme....
-Kelly from Wisconsin

Posted by Kelly Krueger - Greenville, WI   October 09, 2015

So saddened by this news, sending condolences to his wife and the family. May he rest in peace remembered by many.
Sandie Schultz, WI

Posted by Sandra Schultz - WI   October 09, 2015

Au revoir et bon chance, Chef

Posted by Frank Speyerer - Arlington, TX   October 09, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chef Paul. He was the man that taught me to cook as a young person and a wonderful person in real life. The community will miss his laughter and his talent.

Posted by Paul West - Lone Rock, WI   October 09, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Paul the summer of 2012 in New Orleans. He personally gave my family and friends a cooking demonstration at his home/test kitchen. A truly gracious person. His autographed cookbooks are among my treasures. As a "foody" it was such an honor to meet him. He was a star! My deepest sympathy to family and staff for your loss.

Posted by P Benson - San Antonio, TX   October 09, 2015

My sympathies to Mr. Prudhomme's family. Thank you for sharing his life and culinary talents with others. May God bless you and comfort you. (Ps. 104:14, 15)

Posted by - IL   October 09, 2015

My condolences to the family of this great chef. May you be comforted by the concern others and the peace God gives to ones losing someone so dear.

Posted by Wilson - Alabama   October 09, 2015

To The Family Of Paul Prudhomme
My condolences to the family during this difficult time. May the God of peace comfort the family now and in the days ahead.

Posted by R Cox - IL   October 09, 2015

My thought and prayers are with Chef Paul's Family and especially, Lori. May God bless you and keep you in His loving arms. We will ALL miss Chef Paul's beautiful smile and talented hands. May he brighten Heaven with his talents!

Posted by Sally Cobb - new Orleans, LA   October 09, 2015

Condolences to loved ones. May precious memories and prayers comfort you as you grieve.

Posted by - NC   October 09, 2015


To Chef Prudhomme's Family,
I am sending my heartfelt condolences at your time of bereavement. I'm a culinary person myself; and I loved to try some of his famous dishes. May he RIP in the heavens where he is preparing his signature dishes for the Angels. Always keep his memory in your hearts, souls & spirits; this is the place where he will dwell forever. Amen

Posted by Carolyn M. - Troy, NY   October 09, 2015

RIP Chief Paul

Posted by Sheila Sentilles - Prairieville, LA   October 09, 2015


HE Will Raise Him Up On Eagle's Wings,

Bear Him On The Breath Of Dawn,

Make Him To Shine Like The Sun,

And Hold Him In The Palm Of HIS Hands.

An Old Friend.

Posted by Noel Ballatin - Tombstone, AZ   October 09, 2015

We have enjoyed many recipes out of his cookbooks. Especially the blackened redfish. Our family favorite! Rest in Peace Chef Paul. You will be missed.

Posted by Tom Britz - Lexington, MI   October 09, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. Good food brings joy to your heart and Mr Prudhomme helped bring plenty of joy to many hearts. He will be missed.~Matthew 5:5

Posted by DON    October 09, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear of the chefs passing ,I remember watching him as a kid on pbs preparing the most mouth watering dishes, you have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by L.L Ohio    October 09, 2015

Rest in peace ,Sir.

Posted by Mark Weaver - Bayonne, NJ   October 09, 2015

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   October 09, 2015

I currently live in Texas; however grew up in the Great State of Louisiana. I grew up with Paul's recipes. I remember his words concerning growing up in Donaldsonville (a great place by the way) by the side of his mother cooking what was then poor man's food. She taught him all of the basics that brought him to fame - he kept those lessons and applied them. The result is what you see today. What a loss for all of us! We will have to wait a while for such a man to grace this planet - without the culinary ego of today enhancing such skill and humility...! I will pray for his family, and especially his soul to enter the kingdom of heaven - as I know it will. He will certainly be missed! I will always love and remember him! He has been an inspiration to many, and more to come! Les le bon temps roule! Beaucoup d'amor!

Posted by Patrick Reeves - Argyle, TX   October 09, 2015

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Ethel Morales - Harbor City, CA   October 09, 2015

We will miss that guy!

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

Chef Paul, You were my inspiration and motivation as a chef. I learned to blacken directly from you and was privileged to cook with you on a few occasions. The best lessons I learned from you were to respect the food and never waste an opportunity to savor the flavor of the food and of life. Thank you Chef, R.I.P.

Posted by Chef Troy Meacham - Pass Christian, MS   October 08, 2015

So sad to hear of Chef Paul's death. My prayers are for his family and dear friends. He was such a wonderful man! He will be missed by all who's lives were touched by him.

Posted by Barbara Richoux - Madisonville, LA   October 08, 2015

Reminiscing about the delicious peppered shrimp and blackened redfish me and my dad enjoyed at K Paul's in the mid80's.The tables were all full and we got to share seating with two local policemen having lunch .Cajun Food is comforting and through his cooking he offered us his LOVE.Peace and goodness to all of his closest family members and friends.Pax et bonum.

Posted by Ricardo Diez - Miami, FL   October 08, 2015

Paul was so encouraging to me and he will be sorely missed. Thank you Paul for being a dear friend and a hero to me many many years ago.

Posted by June Cottingham - Brunswick, GA   October 08, 2015

Paul Prudhomme changed America's perceptions of the value of local foodstuffs, elevated American cooking techniques to take advantage of them, and was at the vanguard of the global roots of what we eat and how we value those traditions and build on them. He changed three generations of my own family's relationships to regional and global food, though we do not live in New Orleans, but visit as we can. His influence in life stretched over every continent's cuisine. We are all the better for his life, his zest for eating good things, and his willingness to elevate humble ingredients into dishes people learned to crave. He was a giant who changed food culture forever-for the better. We are saddened by his passing.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

You were really one of a kind in both the culinary world and being just a friend. When working food shows together, you made every show into a mega culinary extravaganza. The world will miss you.

Posted by Allen Schulkens - Metairie, LA   October 08, 2015


There are so many "dog ears" in my sister's cook book. She uses your recipes ALL THE TIME! God bless and keep you.

Posted by C. Rachal - Natchitoches, LA   October 08, 2015


A heartfelt thank you to Chef Paul for catering to our troops during Hurricane
Katrina. Your preparing of creole foods
was greatly appreciated. We will miss
you ..

Posted by A greatful parent - WV   October 08, 2015

Chef Paul was an amazing chef. Thanks to you I learned to
love creole cooking. Rest in peace my friend..

Posted by Jan - LA   October 08, 2015

RIP Paul The culinary community has lost a great chef.

Posted by M. J. - Allentown, PA   October 08, 2015

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

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

As a novice cook, you opened new worlds to me. Your persona was so genuine that you made me believe I could follow your recipes and be a great at home chef.

Bless You!

Posted by Ann    October 08, 2015

A GREAT Chef --- Rest In Peace - My Sympathy to His family.

Posted by George Sutton - Algiers, LA   October 08, 2015


Posted by michelle plakas-kaiser - kaiserslautern, germany   October 08, 2015

Please accept my condolences,sorry for your loss. May your heart find peace and comfort. Matthew 11:28,29,30, John 11:24,25,26,

Posted by - GA   October 08, 2015

I have a batch of your banana-nut muffins in the oven right now! Thank-you for teaching us all so much about "good cooking, good eating and good living."

Posted by Jim Boutte - Baton Rouge, LA   October 08, 2015

RIP Paul

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

Heaven just admitted a great cook!!

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. I am glad you found out you
were a Chef and shared it. Thank you for your joie de vie---living, loving, and laughter. A part of you will stay here with us forever. God watched over you in this life and now His Angels have taken you home, dare I say to the big kitchen in the sky. You will be missed. Rest in peace for all eternity, Friend. May your loved ones be comforted at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

He was a likeable legend even to kitchen amateurs like me. Even I could grill an excellent fish dinner with his superb, user-friendly seasonings. I hope K-Paul's lives on with his great Cajun dishes. RIP Chef Paul.

Posted by George Smith - Annandale, VA   October 08, 2015

Sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in John 6:40.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

To the PRUDHOMME FAMILY in their time of grief, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Drawing close to 'God' at this difficult time will comfort you.
(James 4:8)

Posted by C. Wilson - IL   October 08, 2015

This makes me sad. I love his cookbooks. I'll pick a recipe from one of them and make a dinner in his honor this weekend. RIP, Chef Prudhomme.

Posted by Bonnie Latham - Salt Lake City, UT   October 08, 2015

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   October 08, 2015

Because of you I learned how to make gumbo. I know you are cooking for the angels right now. Rest in peace.

Posted by Antonia Alexander - Gatlinburg, TN   October 08, 2015

Long live the King of Blackened!! Truly an inspiration to many chefs! Thoughts and prayers to the family - RIP Chef Paul

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015

We will miss you great chef I rember when you came to Pittsburgh and was on Pittsburgh's talking and made some great food that was wonderful rip chef Paul

Posted by diane gialloreto - verona, PA   October 08, 2015

Our Heavenly Father is our strength and our comfort,may he be comforting to

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2015


In God's care rest in peace

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   October 08, 2015

R I P A Wonderful CHEF !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Otis Mc Donald - Metairie, LA   October 08, 2015


Paul,, As many times as I have been t New Orleans, back in the day!, me and my bowling team would eat at your restaurant. The vegetarian foods were Delicious
Rest In Peace (my Friend)

Posted by aleta - IL   October 08, 2015


Posted by Thomas Bush - RICHMOND, CA   October 08, 2015


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   October 08, 2015

The family of Paul have our deepest sympathy. May the God of comfort ,comfort the family in all that you are going through.

Posted by Ann - TX   October 08, 2015