Chef Killed Over Meal: Guests Wanted Money Back

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Chef killed over meal: Japanese chef Miki Nozawa was killed by two guests over a dish of fried noodles.

The two suspects, aged 36 and 50, were angry over a dish of fried noodles with vegetables and beef, and asked for their money back. German news site welt.de reported that they were intoxicated, citing a police official. The official said the investigation is ongoing. 

The incident happened on the German island of Sylt, a destination for many vacationers.

It is unclear how the chef was hurt by the two people during a physical confrontation, but Nozawa later died at a hospital from “severe brain injuries and internal bleeding,” according to his ex-wife. The two people subsequently disappeared. 

Nozawa has worked out of Sylt since April, according to German news site shz.de. He is best known for fusing Italian and Japanese dishes.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.