Last Updated on November 4, 2023, 2:53 pm
Chef Razmon Poisson, a renowned culinary prodigy and resident of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2023.
Chef Poisson’s passing was announced on October 2, 2023, through social media. However, the exact circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown. Resources claim that Poisson was battling with mental health issues, but no official statement regarding the cause of his death has been released to the public.
Tori Gray confirmed his passing in a heartfelt Facebook post, saying, “Heartbroken. For the past 17 years, Razmon Poisson has been a refreshing presence in my life. What began as a teenage crush grew into a lasting friendship. My condolences to everyone whose life he touched; he will be deeply missed.”
Chef Poisson’s culinary talents transcended the boundaries of his profession, introducing a wide audience to his love for food and innovative cooking. His unique and delicious creations left an indelible mark on many lives, establishing him as a celebrated figure in the culinary world.
The news of Chef Poisson’s passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes and condolences on social media. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and the entire community during this tragic time. Funeral details have not been announced as of yet.
About Chef Poisson:
Chef Poisson began his culinary journey as a teenage dishwasher. He steadily rose through the ranks to become an integral part of Chef Rene Rodriguez’s team at Navarra and later at Orto Trattoria.
Instead of following the conventional culinary school route, he honed his skills through hands-on experience. In November 2019, Poisson succeeded Rodriguez as the head chef at Orto and even participated in the prestigious fine-dining fundraising event, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, held in Ottawa.
In early 2020, Chef Poisson parted ways with Orto and took a temporary hiatus from the culinary world due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. During this period, he focused on maintaining his sobriety, received federal emergency recovery funds, and contemplated leaving the industry altogether.
He came back to cater to Ottawa’s culinary enthusiasts, taking on the role of head chef at Jabberwocky in Centretown earlier this year, a restaurant that had also faced prolonged closures due to the pandemic.
Jabberwocky launched in the spring of 2018 as a second-floor cocktail bar specializing in various vegan dishes adapted to the pandemic’s challenges. It recently reopened under the name “a supper club,” according to the owners.
Chef Poisson crafted weekly dinner menus, which typically featured six small plates, three main courses, and two desserts, showcasing his artistic flair. While Jabberwocky had initially focused on vegan options, Poisson ensured that vegetarians also had various choices.
Additionally, Chef Poisson took on an undisclosed role as the head chef at Union Local 613, a well-known Southern-style eatery located beneath Jabberwocky. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chef Poisson; may he rest in peace.
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