Anthony Sedlak, a Canadian chef and well-known host of The Main on Canada's Food Network channel. If you are unfamiliar with The Main, I have provided a description below from the Food Network Canada website that best elaborates the show's premise.
"A stylish half-hour of mouth-watering, visually appetizing dishes. In each episode, Chef Anthony Sedlak prepares a dish featuring one main ingredient."
Prior to his hosting position on The Main, Sedlak was very involved within the culinary world. Ever since the age of 14, Sedlak worked at the Grouse Mountain cafeteria, where he was involved in the kitchen as a Production Cook, and at 16, completing a Culinary Arts program at his secondary school of Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver. Sedlak then worked as a chef at various other restaurants during his teenage years and up until his twenties.
At the age of 22, Sedlak was selected as Canada's representative for the 2006 Hans Bueschken World Junior Chef Challenge, and Sedlak received a silver medal for this achievement. Soon after this, Sedlak starred on the Superstar Chef Challenge show, where he impressed the show's judges and landed his career on The Main.
To see Anthony Sedlak's culinary knowledge in action, he gives his advice on Valentine's Day dinners in the following YouTube clip:
According to various sources, Anthony Sedlak was found dead in his apartment in North Vancouver on July 6th, 2012. It is reported that Sedlak collapsed and died from an undiagnosed medical condition. He was 29 years of age.
Many of his fans on Twitter have been paying their respects to this culinary genius.
Raising a glass to Anthony Sedlak. You'll be missed.
RIP Chef Anthony Sedlak...the man who introduced me to celeriac...whenever I eat celeriac...I`ll think of you.
Such a loss of young talent. My thoughts are with your family. Thanks for the joy you brought to many on Food Network Canada: Anthony Sedlak
RIP Anthony Sedlak..gone way, way too soon! Gone but not forgotten.