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Chef Gail Hall passes away
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:09PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:27PM MST
Well-known Edmonton chef, teacher and food writer Gail Hall has passed away after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Hall owned and operated Seasoned Solutions Loft Cooking School and Culinary Tours, and hosted a number of culinary tours locally and internationally.
Before opening Seasoned Solutions in 2005, Hall owned Gourmet Goodies catering for 18 years. Her award-winning catering company grew to become one of the largest in Canada.
She appeared on CTV News programs a number of times over the years, demonstrating a variety of recipes for viewers.
Meanwhile, Hall was active in the community. She served on the board of directors for Theatre Network, was a former president of Cuisine Canada, and has been named YWCA Entrepreneur of the Year. She had also been awarded the Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support of the Arts, and was granted a Milner Fenerty’s Pinnacle Award for Business.
Hall’s husband told CTV News his wife passed away early Wednesday morning at Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute, at the age of 65.
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer for eight years, and she was receiving treatment. It had recently spread to her lungs, liver and brain.