Fifi Chao

November 6, 2018

In Memoriam

Age 81 … born Shirley Jean Bernard … BofA boss nicknamed her for all the jewelry she wore on job … Patrick, husband of 55 years … career moved to kitchen: writing, food, chef, lecturer, radio host, private dinner host … decades of dining out; every repast an experience as staff, execs, lined up to say hello … built Business Journal Executive Dining column into must-read over quarter century … Patrick, late son Geoff, hoteliers … son Kevin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren