Restaurant community reacts to death of one of its own | Business
Friday, the Jackson restaurant community went to Twitter and Facebook to express its grief over the early morning death of one of its own. Here are some of the things they had to say and memories they shared about Parlor Market executive chef and owner Craig Noone:
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Associated Food Equipment & Supplies, Inc.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Craig's family, and the entire Parlor Market family -- Parlor Market: Craig's friends were incredibly important to him and we know how much he valued those relationships. We also understand the outpouring of prayers and wishes that all of us have for him and his family. Hal & Mal's has generously offered its Patio and Brew Pub beginning at 5 today for those who wish to gather in his memory and for fellowship at this incredibly difficult time. As Parlor Market will be closed, you are invited to gather at Hal & Mal's. Thank everyone so much for all you have given to Craig and the Parlor Market family.....which was his family. We love you.
The restaurant family of Jackson, MS lost one of its brightest stars this morning. Craig Noone was a force to be reckoned with & a sight to behold. He was never without a smile & a warm greeting for anyone who visited Parlor Market. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his respect for his craft was already legendary in Jackson. The memories shared by all who knew him will keep his creative spirit alive, and our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends.
Rest in peace, Chef.
Babalu Tacos & Tapas
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of Craig Noone, and also to the staff at Parlor Market. Chef Craig was one of the most kind and helpful chefs there ever will be. He would always volunteer to help another restaurant out in a pinch, and that says a lot about the man.
Rest in Peace Craig. You will be terribly missed.
Broad Street Bakery & Cafe
From the entire family of Broad Street, BRAVO!, and Sal & Mookie's, we offer our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and Parlor Market family of Craig Noone. Craig was one of the most talented and brightest chefs in Jackson. Jackson has benefited so much from Craig's restaurant and his vision of making downtown Jackson a better place. Craig, you will be dearly missed.
Campbell's Bakery Fondren
Our Hearts go out to the Parlor Market family on the loss of Craig Noone. Please pray for his family, as well as the whole group.
Capital City Beverages, Inc.
Our sincere prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Craig. This is indeed a sad day for Jackson.
Chef Luis Bruno
Saddened to hear about my culinary brother Craig Noone - You will be missed not only by Downtown Jackson, but by the whole South.
Colony Wine Market
We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear this morning of the passing of our friend Craig Noone. Craig was a true visionary in crafting his niche in the Jackson restaurant scene, breathing new life into downtown Jackson in the process. It seems like only yesterday that he walked into our shop talking of his restaurant plans and WOW, did he ever do it right! Our prayers are with his family and the Parlor Market family. A bright and shining light has gone out in Mississippi.
Hal and Mal's
An unthinkable tragedy has stuck Jackson this morning, Parlor Market owner/chef Craig Noone was killed in car accident early this morning. We are offering the Patio and Brew Pub beginning at 5 today for those who wish to gather in his memory and for fellowship at this incredibly difficult time.
Hotel and Restaurant Supply
We are so thankful for Craig's life and will miss him greatly!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Parlor Market family!!
Julep Restaurant and Bar
We at Julep are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend Chef Craig Noone. He taught us all so much about passion in what you do and living life to it's fullest. Jackson has truly been enriched by his love of food and people.Today we think fondly on every moment we had with such a fine man. We pray for his family, friends,and staff during this time as we all grieve the lost of such a kind spirit. We will truly miss him.
Livingston Farmers Market
Craig Noone was one of a kind. We enjoyed every aspect of who he was. An inspiration to all of us. He so graciously stepped out with us this summer and he'll forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and our dear friends at Parlor Market.
Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association
Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire Parlor Market family today as they grieve for their loss of chef/owner Craig Noone. A shining star in our culinary world, he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace with God my friend.
Nick's in Fondren
The restaurant family of Jackson, MS lost one of its brightest stars this morning. Craig Noone was a force to be reckoned with & a sight to behold. He was never without a smile & a warm greeting for anyone who visited Parlor Market. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his respect for his craft was already legendary in Jackson. The memories shared by all who knew him will keep his creative spirit alive, and our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends. Rest in peace, Chef.
Love, Your Friends @ Nick's
Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every PM staff and family members. From all of us at Olga's.
Our condolences and prayers for the family and friends of Craig Noone, and the staff at Parlor Market. Craig was such an amazing, talented chef. He will be greatly missed
The Parker House Restaurant
We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Chef Craig Noone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the staff of Parlor Market. Craig was an inspiration to all who knew him and truly made Jackson a better place. May his memory and dream live on forever.
Ruth’S Chris Ridgeland
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Parlor Market family this morning. We will all suffer from this great loss
The Strawberry Cafe
Sympathies go to Parlor Market in the loss of Craig Noone. We will miss such a talented chef.
Standard Life Bodega
Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig's family, friends, and the Parlor Market community.
Stewpot's Taste of Mississippi
Thank you, Craig, for your support of Stewpot's Taste of Mississippi. Wish we could have known you for longer. We truly appreciate what you've done for the Jackson restaurant industry, and you will be missed by many.
Vintage Wine Market
Our deepest condolences to the Parlor Market family for this shocking, tragic loss.
Parlor Market released this statement Friday morning:
Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market Restaurant in Downtown Jackson, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. He was 32 years old.
Craig was foremost a very special person and friend, and an extremely talented chef. He had the courage to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant in the heart of Downtown Jackson. Even more, he was an incredibly giving person and touched countless lives with his generosity. He brought great happiness and joy to his family and friends and will be missed by many.
Through Craig’s efforts, Parlor Market, which opened in Sept. 2010, has become one of Mississippi’s premier restaurants. He was a true visionary who saw potential where others didn’t and understood that relationships are the key to the success of any business.
A Jackson native, Craig had a deep love of the city and especially Downtown, and took a keen interest in helping to ensure its revitalization. But most important, Craig was a true friend to all who knew him. While tragic, Craig’s death serves as a testament to the meaning of true friendship, drive, desire and love for those we know.
Parlor Market will be closed through the weekend. Funeral arrangements are pending.