The previous chef-owner of Mill Valley’s Molina who teamed up with Sammy Hagar at El Paseo cafe was killed Monday in a head-on collision in West Marin.
Todd Michael Shoberg, 42, of Petaluma, died after his Mazda 6 sport wagon drifted throughout the middle divide on Position Reyes-Petaluma Road and crashed into a Peterbilt dump truck, the Marin County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Division claimed Tuesday.
The collision was described at about 9:10 a.m. Monday just west of the French Marin Cheese Manufacturing unit, authorities stated.
Shoberg was pronounced lifeless at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to MarinHealth Professional medical Heart in Greenbrae for cure.
The road was shut down for numerous hours amongst Nicasio Valley Highway and Novato Boulevard.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. The bring about of the collision is unknown. The trigger and fashion of demise is pending the completion of a forensic article-mortem assessment and toxicology screening, which have been scheduled this week, the coroner reported.
Shoberg, who most lately served as government chef of Brewsters Beer Backyard in Petaluma, was a previous pro mountain biker and previous Mill Valley resident.
Initially from New Haven, Michigan, Shoberg bounced all around the restaurant scene a couple many years right before settling down in Marin, wherever he aided reimagine the menu at Mill Valley’s Piatti Italian Cafe, according to his staff members bio.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic information about Todd, who brought these creativity 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, mentioned in a statement. “Our heartfelt thoughts are with his youthful spouse and children at this immensely difficult instant.”
Right after his function at Molina and El Paseo, he moved on to come to be the executive chef at Dillon Seashore Coastal Kitchen in West Marin.
All through his profession, Shoberg was known for supporting neighborhood farmers and building menu products around seasonal choices, stated Andy Naja-Riese, chief govt officer of the Agricultural Institute of Marin, which places on farmers markets about the Bay Spot.
“You can notify from his menus that he cared for and supported the regional foods system and utilised the create in innovative and significant techniques,” Naja-Riese claimed. “I feel all of our farmers, all of us are devastated to listen to this stunning and sad news.”
As a expert in the deliver business enterprise, Moira Kuhn, who operates Marin Roots Farms in West Marin with her partner Jesse, agreed.
“When you are a farmer it can get quite monotonous rising vegetables each and every day,” she explained. “So you commence switching things, making an attempt distinct varieties and expanding in exclusive approaches, and commonly no 1 actually notices. Todd not only noticed, but he encouraged us to consider new issues. He retained us on our toes that way.
“He was a lot more than a shopper, he was also our superior mate,” she said. “He contributed to the Bay Region in so several ways. We’re devastated.”