Ken Kostick

Celebration of Celebrity Chef Ken Kostick Life due to untimely passing

TORONTO, ON – IT IS WITH EXTREME SADNESS AND BROKEN HEARTS THAT WE MUST ANNOUNCE THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF CELEBRITY CHEF AND CANADIAN PERSONALITY KEN KOSTICK. KEN SUCCESSFULLY BATTLED ACUTE PANCREATITIS AND RETURNED HOME ON FEBRUARY 25TH FOR HIS RECOVERY WHERE HE UNFORTUNATELY ENCOUNTERED AN UNEXPECTED BUMP IN THE ROAD ON APRIL 4TH. AFTER A HARD FIGHT KEN DIED PEACEFULLY AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL IN TORONTO ON THURSDAY APRIL 21ST, 2011 AT 5:10PM. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT ST MICHAEL’S FOR THEIR COMPASSIONATE CARE OF KEN DURING HIS STAY THERE.

Ken is survived by his life partner and business manager, Desi Cabrera, long-time best friend Gill Humphreys, best friend and colleague Mary Jo Eustace and his kids Napoleon, Josephine, Hercules, Kasper and Mr.Bigglesworth.

Ken lived a full and wonderful life, with many passions including, food, pets and people. He had several careers through his life, amongst which he rose to fame as a cooking show host on the cult-classic “What’s For Dinner?” and subsequent shows: “Ken Kostick and Company”, “Counter Top to Table Cuisine” and the most recent: “He Said, She Said with Ken & Mary Jo”.

Ken parlayed his talents through the years having published 15 best selling cook books, ventured into radio as the morning show co-host of “What’s for Breakfast with Ken and Mary Jo” on PROUD FM and represented many cooking and kitchen products including regular spots on the Shopping Channel and recently representing gourmet products such as the new Ice Syrup and The Garlic Box. Ken was also known for endorsing Starfrit kitchen products through regular commercial spots.

A graduate from the University of Manitoba, Ken had several successful careers before becoming a household name, amongst them as a flight attendant and trainer for Air Canada, as a model scout and agent for several prestigious International agencies and as an owner of a modelling agency himself.

BEING VERY PROUD OF HIS BABY BLUE EYES, KEN LEFT HIS EYES AS A GIFT THROUGH THE GIFT OF LIFE.. A PRIVATE CELEBRATION OF KEN’S LIFE WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS CAN BE MADE ON HIS BEHALF TO HIS TWO FAVOURITE CHARITIES: K9 RESCUE ME A CHARITY THAT SUPPORTS CANINE RESCUE AND HOSPICE TORONTO A CHARITY KEN INTENDED TO BE A VOLUNTEER FOR BEFORE FALLING ILL.
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Ken will be truly missed, but his memory and legacy will continue forever.

For additional high-res images, to arrange an interview or for more information, please contact: Desi Cabrera, Ken Kostick Biz, inc. at 647.227.7857 or desi@kenkostick.biz