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Carl Peschlow

Born to Anna Peschlow and Karl Reinhard Peschlow, on November 4, 1951, in Leverkusen, Germany, Carl-Heinz Peschlow, passed away the night of January 6, 2024 in Berlin, surrounded by his beloved, Judy Dick; his loving son, Philip Peschlow; and Philip’s significant other. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Emma and Elliot.

 

Carl was first introduced to his passion for cooking by his mother. He went on to train in the classic European tradition, as a young apprentice in the “grand” Golden Krone Hotel outside Frankfurt, Germany. He later graduated from the Berufsschule Heidelberg as a chef.

 

In the early 1980s, he worked as a personal chef and caterer in the European and United States entertainment and sports industries, cooking for Robert Redford, David Gilmore of Pink Floyd, Narada, Diana Ross, Lindsay Wagner, Steffi Graf, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Gordon, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

 

His connection to Tiburon/Belvedere began in 1997, when he became executive chef/partner of The Caprice Restaurant, nicknamed “Veteran by the Sea.” Under Carl’s leadership, it again became one of the most popular restaurants known for what he called Wine Country cuisine, and was voted one of the 50 most romantic restaurants in the world with a view. Carl received the gold medal of “USA Culinary Excellence” from the American Tasting Institute and was honored to be a guest with French Chef Paul Bocuse. Carl was a guest chef at the local yacht clubs and Marin charities. He taught at several Marin premier cooking schools.

 

From 2006-2009, Carl owned the famous Tiburon landmark Sweden House Bakery and Cafe, and began focusing on his passion for catering by developing Elite Catering, servicing the local community and businesses for years beyond, working hands on and loving his profession. He also had a passion for photography, passing and teaching that talent on to his son. He was a member of Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and of the Corinthian Yacht Club, where for years he loved “sailing with the boys.”

 

Carl was a beautiful loving man, who for 10 years fought very hard medical battles with great dignity and courage, never complaining, always appreciative, and forever experiencing the best life has to offer. At all times he had tremendous love in his heart and was greatly loved. Carl, may you experience infinite peace. “Rock and Roll”

 

A celebration of life is to be held in September; contact Judy Dick at 415-713-2709.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, michaeljfox.org, or the UCSF Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, ucsfhealthhemonc.ucsf.edu.

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