Beloved Cleveland Chef Shawn Brozic Passed Away

Shawn Brozic didn’t snag the media buzz that many of his peers in the Cleveland culinary world did, but he was every bit as talented, passionate and hard working as any of them. His many years of work as executive chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Wyndham Playhouse Square and Quail Hollow Resort won him the respect and attention of countless diners. His selfless contributions of time and product to fundraising events like the Food and Wine Celebration at the Culinary Vegetable Institute introduced him to countless more.

Brozic passed away at the age of 38 this past Friday. 

His friend and colleague John Selick, executive chef at University Hospital's Ahuja Medical Center, worked under Brozic for two years at the Ritz-Carlton.

“I worked under Shawn at the Ritz when I was just starting out,” Selick says. “There is a group of us that are still close to this day that all worked under him. He was a hard worker, good teacher, and a good guy. We are close in age, we both have kids and a family. I was shocked to hear this news. All of us are shocked; it seems like we all just spoke to him recently.”

Read his obituary here.

A memorial fund has been started in his name here

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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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