“Chef” Walter Edwin Rose of Miami passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday night, July 5, 2007, after a long illness.

Chef Walter was born Nov. 23, 1958, in New York City to Renee and Walter Rose Sr.

After doing a tour of duty in the Navy, where Walter had his first real introduction to cooking on America's battleships and carriers, he began a career in the kitchen of New York City where he rose to the position of Executive Chef at many 5-star restaurants, including The Museum of Modern Art or “MOMA” as it is affectionately called, and “Wilson's of Manhattan.” Later in Los Angeles, he designed and opened several well-known Restaurants such as “Capone's of Sunset Boulevard.” Before moving to Miami, Fla., where he owned and operated “The Summit Cafe.” Eventually, Walter moved to Miami, Okla., with his family in 1998, and became the Executive Chef at the newly opened Stables Casino and created a diverse, exciting, upscale new restaurant, a first of it's kind and style in Miami. Walter was a mentor to many young men and women who were inspired to attend culinary school and enter the field of food preparation.

He is survived by sons, Dana, 18, and Michael, 10, of Miami; his sisters, Debbie, Lorraine and Dawn of New York City, and a niece, Nicole, also of New York City.

A private celebration of Walter's life is pending.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.

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