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Siegbert A. Allespach


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Siegbert A. Allespach Obituary
Allespach Siegbert "Ziggy" A. Allespach, passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2014. Born in Waldberg, Germany on February 2, 1940, he made his home of 42 years in Columbus. Ziggy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Renate Allespach; his siblings, Ella Hafner, Günter and Uta Allespach; his children, Stephanie Matsu Allespach and Marc Allespach; and grandson, Maximilian Matsu. Fondly remembered as Chef, he won many cooking awards including a gold medal in the 1976 Culinary Olympics. In 1978 he opened Ziggy's Continental, the first restaurant in Columbus to be honored with a Four-star rating by Mobil Guide (Forbes Travel Guide). A time before "celebrity chefs and foodies," he was one of a handful of European chefs around the country who introduced the fine art of French cuisine to the American public. Coming from a tradition of culinary education he initiated the Culinary Apprenticeship program at Columbus State Community College that continues today. A lifelong member of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, he chartered the Columbus Chapter of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in the early 80's. He also had many celebrated years as Executive Chef of The Lakes Country Club and The Athletic Club. His other passions included skiing, photography, sailing, playing his harmonica and walking his dog. Eating is something we do everyday to sustain life, however food can also lift one's spirit and feed the soul. Ziggy's love and generosity to the people around him achieved this goal and more. Always the entertainer, he will be forever missed. Visitation 4-6 p.m. and service 6 p.m. will be Tuesday, February 18 at SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Columbus Dog Connection www.columbusdogconnection.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2014
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