Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pioneer Chef Passes Away

Sad news out of Philadelphia today - Chef Tell Erhardt, known to many as simply, "Chef Tell", died today at 63.

My current boss, longtime TV producer Jay Garfinkel, was one of the first to hire Tell, in this case for the program, "Evening Magazine". Jay told me that he hired Tell because he had a certainly flair and pizzazz that other chefs he auditioned just didn't have.

Chef Tell was a big deal in the Philly restaurant scene, and a TV chef pioneer. He'll be missed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, I remember Chef Tell on Evening Magazine with Nancy Glass and Ray Murray. He had that certain something which came through the TV screen.