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Despite cancer diagnosis, Cincinnati chef Jean-Robert de Cavel 'has a lot more cooking left in him'

Posted at 12:54 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 00:54:05-05

CINCINNATI -- Jean-Robert de Cavel, the French chef and restaurateur behind Cincinnati’s Le Bar a Boeuf, Frenchie Fresh, Restaurant L, French Crust Cafe and Jean-Robert’s Table, won’t let cancer slow him down. 

Despite being diagnosed with sarcoma near the start of the year, de Cavel has continued to work at each of his five restaurants and begun brainstorming a sixth, according to longtime friend Dennis Spiegel.

"He has a lot more cooking left in him,” Spiegel said Tuesday. “That’s for sure."

Watch the video above to hear more about de Cavel's determination to work as he undergoes treatment.