VANCOUVER ─ Earlier this week, the foodservice community was saddened to hear of the passing of Nathan Fong, 61, a noted Vancouver chef, food writer, food stylist and broadcaster.
Fong passed away suddenly and a cause of death was not noted. As one of Vancouver’s best-known food writers, Fong was pivotal in promoting local chefs as well as Canadian cuisine. For more than 10 years, he worked in B.C.’s seafood industry promoting the province’s seafood at events around the world.
“Long before anyone was championing the food and cuisine of British Columbia, Nathan was out there telling the whole world what we had going on here,” said Robert Clark, owner of the Fish Counter on Main Street, who was quoted in a recent story by Fiona Morrow in Montecristo magazine. “He was always called upon by anyone in the Canadian seafood industry when they were looking for help. They had tremendous respect for how he promoted them around the world.”
Fong leaves behind his husband Michael Chicoine. Friends and family will plan for a celebration of life once the COVID-19 crisis passes and it’s safe once again to gather in groups.