The former chef-proprietor of Mill Valley’s Molina who teamed up with Sammy Hagar at El Paseo restaurant was killed Monday in a head-on collision in West Marin.
Todd Michael Shoberg, 42, of Petaluma, died just after his Mazda 6 activity wagon drifted throughout the heart divide on Level Reyes-Petaluma Street and crashed into a Peterbilt dump truck, the Marin County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Division stated Tuesday.
The collision was claimed at about 9:10 a.m. Monday just west of the French Marin Cheese Factory, authorities explained.
Shoberg was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to MarinHealth Clinical Center in Greenbrae for treatment method.
The street was shut down for various hrs among Nicasio Valley Highway and Novato Boulevard.
The California Freeway Patrol is investigating the incident. The trigger of the collision is unidentified. The result in and fashion of demise is pending the completion of a forensic put up-mortem evaluation and toxicology testing, which have been scheduled this 7 days, the coroner explained.
Shoberg, who most just lately served as govt chef of Brewsters Beer Backyard in Petaluma, was a former professional mountain biker and previous Mill Valley resident.
Originally from New Haven, Michigan, Shoberg bounced all around the cafe scene a number of a long time in advance of settling down in Marin, the place he served reimagine the menu at Mill Valley’s Piatti Italian Restaurant, according to his staff members bio.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news about Todd, who brought these kinds of creative imagination and acclaim to the Mill Valley culinary landscape in his time at Piatti and Molina,” Jim Welte, spokesperson for the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, claimed in a statement. “Our heartfelt thoughts are with his youthful family at this enormously hard instant.”
Just after his function at Molina and El Paseo, he moved on to turn into the executive chef at Dillon Seashore Coastal Kitchen area in West Marin.
All over his job, Shoberg was known for supporting community farmers and producing menu things all-around seasonal offerings, claimed Andy Naja-Riese, chief executive officer of the Agricultural Institute of Marin, which places on farmers markets all over the Bay Spot.
“You can inform from his menus that he cared for and supported the local food stuff system and utilized the produce in imaginative and significant ways,” Naja-Riese explained. “I believe all of our farmers, all of us are devastated to hear this surprising and unhappy news.”
As a experienced in the produce organization, Moira Kuhn, who runs Marin Roots Farms in West Marin with her spouse Jesse, agreed.
“When you are a farmer it can get very uninteresting growing greens every working day,” she stated. “So you start altering things, attempting various types and growing in particular techniques, and normally no a person truly notices. Todd not only seen, but he encouraged us to consider new issues. He held us on our toes that way.
“He was far more than a customer, he was also our fantastic buddy,” she claimed. “He contributed to the Bay Spot in so lots of methods. We’re devastated.”