Chef Daniel Brophy was fatally shot Saturday morning inside the Oregon Culinary Institute, the Portland Mercury reports. Police responded to a call around 8:30 a.m. and found Brophy at the scene. At the time of reporting, police had no suspects or description of a suspect.
Brophy, 63, had worked as the lead chef instructor at OCI since 2006. Before that, he was a chef instructor for the now-closed cooking school In Good Taste. Brophy was an avid gardener, outdoorsman, and forager, often leading mushroom hunting trips. The OCI faculty page describes him as “the resident encyclopedia of knowledge,” with nearly three decades of experience in kitchens. On the Facebook group “Remember Daniel Brophy,” students have shared memories of the chef instructor, ranging from conversations about clam-digging to photos of outdoor expeditions. The culinary school issued a statement on Facebook Saturday that reads, “Our prayers are with all who are affected by the horrible tragedy that took place this morning. All we know at this point is the information the Portland Police have released to the local media.” There will be a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. today, June 4, outside Oregon Culinary Institute, 1701 SW Jefferson Street.
Correction: This story has been corrected to show that the chef instructor was found inside the building, not outside.
• Oregon Culinary Institute [Official]
• Remembering Daniel Brophy [Facebook]
• Police Identify Victim in Oregon Culinary Institute Shooting as Beloved Chef [Merc]
• Former students, friends mourn loss of Oregon Culinary Institute chef killed in shooting [The O]