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In memoriam: Curtis Caldwell, sous chef at Vesta Dipping Grill, passes away

Beloved Curtis Caldwell - my belief is that your radiant soul is making its journey to the next life and when you get there it will be the most vibrant place with more colors than you can ever imagine even exist. And of course, hundreds and hundreds of hoola hoops in all shapes and colors. I have loved reading all the FB posts the past few days, looking at old photos of you...seeing sides of you I never personally knew but clearly you have filled the hearts of so many wonderful people who have been blessed with your loving kindness. May you rest not so peacefully because you will be too busy spinning in circles, hoola hooping your way around the heavens. We will be missing you here on earth. Until we meet again my friend. -- Jen Wolkon, Vesta

Early last Saturday morning, around 4 a.m., the Denver restaurant community, inexplicably -- sadly -- lost one of its own. Curtis Caldwell, the sous chef of Vesta Dipping Grill, passed away at Denver Health following complications from an infection that blocked his airways. Caldwell, who spent five years at Vesta, was on life support for seven days before his family made the heart-wrenching decision to let him go, and this last week, needless to say, has been extraordinarily difficult for those of us who knew and loved him.

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Lori Midson
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