Canadian TV chef Anthony Sedlak dies at age 29


Anthony Sedlak, best known as host of Food Network Canada’s The Main, was found dead in his North Vancouver apartment Friday, July 6, from an undiagnosed medical condition, according to a news release.

Sedlak was a rising star in the Canadian culinary world. A judge on Family Cook Off and author of The Main cookbook, a Canadian bestseller, he also co-opened The American Cheesesteak Co. restaurant earlier this year in Vancouver.

He had more recently been spending time in Toronto, reinventing the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites restaurants and room service menus in advance of the hotel’s official launch.

Sedlak completed a Culinary Arts Program and four-year apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College by the time he was 19 year old, after which he spent two years at London, England Michelin star restaurant La Trompette.

He at 23 also won silver representing Canada at the World Junior Chef Challenge in Auckland, New Zealand, and won Food Network’s Superstar Chef Challenge that same year.

Sedlak hosted four seasons of his own show, The Main.

“The Sedlak family thanks Anthony’s fans and associates for all their love devotion and condolences. Anthony was loved by many around the globe and his contagious magnanimous spirit will be dearly missed,” said a statement in the release.

A private funeral service for Sedlak’s family will be held in Vancouver.

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  • eddy.canuck

    I would have to guess drugs were involved – unless it was suicide. I mean a normal male aged 29 doesn’t just croak otherwise. Very unfortunate as he seems he was obviously creative and had the drive to do his show (but I never saw it).

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