Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak dead
VANCOUVER-Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak was found dead at the age of 29 in his North Vancouver apartment around 7 p.m. on July 6.
The exact time of death is unknown. He died from an undiagnosed medical condition said a release.
The family scheduled a private funeral service in Vancouver.
Sedlak became a rising culinary star at an early age. His most recent ventures were opening The American Cheesesteak Co. restaurant this year in Vancouver, and remaking foodservice at the Toronto Valley Hotel & Suites.
His latest TV series appearance was as a judge on Food Network Canada's Family Cook Off.
Sedlak began working in a restaurant at the age of 13. At the age of 19 he graduated from the Culinary Arts program and completed his four-year apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College.
He spent nearly two years at the Michelin starred restaurant La Trompette in London, England.
He represented Canada at the Word Junior Chef Challenge in Aukland New Zealand, winning silver. The same year, he won Food Network's Superstar Chef Challenge.
He was host of the Food Network Canada program The Main for four seasons and wrote a best selling cookbook based on the series.
In 2010 he dropped 50 pounds when he took up serious cycling.
Last November he caused a stir when he failed to show up for scheduled appearances at the Ottawa Wine & Food Festival.