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“Allford Family, I thought of Brian today. I don't know why, but I found myself remembering the time we went to a Halloween house and laughed our...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Rebecca Shepler - Clearwater, FL

“Brian was my roommate in culinary school. He became my good friend. I miss him to this day. To thine self be true. ”
2 of 41 | Posted by: Andrew Miller - Rossville, IN

“Ruth & Mike, We were so very sorry to hear of Brians passing. Our sincere heartfelt condolences to the both of you and your entire family....Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Ruth Gosser & Family - Greenfield

“How sad to learn of your loss. What a talented man he was! Our life here is brief and eternity is beyond our comprehension. Focusing on God's Big...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Marilyn Robertson - Cedarcreek, MO

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Brian was a great friend to me while at NECI, we were classmates, and housemates. He opened my eyes to much...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Sarah McDonald - Austin, TX

“To the entire Allford family, my deepest sympathy is with you all. God bless! ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: Juli Alberts (Marine) - Shirley, IN

“We've lost a kind soul. ”
7 of 41 | Posted by: L.T. - Muncie, IN

“Dear Allfords, Brian was a dear friend to me throughout my youth. When I think of Brian, I think about his generous heart and gentle spirit. I...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Kelli Smith - Rockville, MD

“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Chef Joseph. I had the opportunity to learn from him during my internship at Peterson's. His wonderful...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Mangia - Zionsville, IN

“Our prayers go to all of the Alford family in the loss of your son and brother , Brian. May Jesus,our Lord and Savior, put his loving arms around you...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Rudolph & Janet Nylund - IN

“The services yesterday were beautiful and fitting. Joseph will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and by all of us he touched. He is at peace...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Tony Murray - Carmel, IN

“I was a student of Chef Joseph's at the Art Institute. He was a great influence on me and I truly looked up to him for his talent and personality. He...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Lesley Fredriks - Indianapolis, IN

“I will miss Chef Joseph. I was a student of his at AI. If I had been given the opportunity I would have followed him to any school anywhere. ...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Lindsey Browning - indianapolis, IN

“Beth, I am sorry to hear about your brother. From reading his story, he was a wonderful man. I'm praying for you, Mike, Victoria and Josh. I pray...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Deb Foster - Westfield, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Allford Family! I am so sorry for your loss! ”
15 of 41 | Posted by: Jennifer Stephenson (Pieper) - IN

“My GOD be with your family during this time of sorrow. Our prayers will be with you. GOD Bless! ”
16 of 41 | Posted by: "Scott, Angie, Amanda & Tori" - IN

“Joseph was a fantastic teacher, and an even kinder person. He had a passion paired with a sense of humor that made us all want to learn from him. I...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Rhonda Dadisman - Indianapolis, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Allford family. So sorry for your loss and hope that time heals your pain quickly and you can rest knowing...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Josh and Amanda Myers - IN

“I didn't know the chef very long. He was a great chef and teacher. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Chef. Marie Kirk Former student of the...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Marie Kirk - Indianapolis, IN

“I was so sad to hear of Brian's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Stacy Goodpasture - Shelbyville, IN

“Kathy and Family, So very sorry to read about the loss of your brother. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: Susan Heiden - Alexandria, IN

“I was one of the students that was touched by the life of Joseph Allford. He will be greatly mourned by many. Chef Joseph was one of the best...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Jeremiah Clark - Plainfield, IN

“My thought and prayers are with your family. ”
23 of 41 | Posted by: jeniifer(payne) gambrel - IN

“Mr. & Mrs. Allford, Kathy, and Jason--We're so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Hoefgen Family - Gloucester, VA

“Brian was a dear friend and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Allford family. May God grant you the strength to see...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Jason & Michelle (Starling) Wells - VA

“My heart goes out to all of Brian's family and friends during this difficult time. I was an instructor at NECI during his time there. He was a kind...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Peg - Chicago, IL

“We are just so sorry to hear of this tragedy. You are all in our prayers and we know God will carry you through. We are here in any way you might...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Nannette Rader - Westfield, IN

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
28 of 41 | Posted by: Christina Pyles - Martinsville, IN

“Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Brian was a precious soul and will be missed more than I can express here. I pray that...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Nunery - Bellevue, KY

“My prayers are with the family of Chef Joseph. Continue to look to the hills that cometh your help your help cometh from the Lord. ”
30 of 41 | Posted by: Yvonna Williams - Indianapolis, IN

“To the Allford family-- Words are inadequate today. May you feel God's love and peace surround you today and in the days to come. You are in our...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Pam Carlton - Virginia Beach, VA

“Chef was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He was such a great instructor and I learned so much from him. He will be greatly missed ”
32 of 41 | Posted by: Mikaela Robbins - Hobart, IN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Allford family. Brian will be greatly missed. ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: April Nowak(Lefforge) - Hobart, IN

“I will remember him as a great teacher. Also for the time he took to teach us the proper techniques of baking. He will be missed. ”
34 of 41 | Posted by: Adam Barr - Shelbyville, IN

“Chef Joseph was one of my teachers at the Art Institute, who I learned a great deal from. I was sad when I was not able to take more classes from him...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: KT Mallamo - Fishers, IN

“Ruth and Mike, We are so very sorry to hear of your son's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
36 of 41 | Posted by: The Hollidays - Indianapolis, IN

“TO THE ALLFORD FAMILY, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR SON. MAY GOD STRENGTHEN YOU THROUGH THIS TRIAL.PRAYERS, HOLLY ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: HOLLY TREES MILLER - Indianapolis, IN

“It was shocking to hear the news of Chef Joseph. He was one of the nicest people at Ai and was always smiling. He will be missed. ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Kim Mount - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Allford Family, Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sad to learn that Chef Joseph was one of my favorite chefs and I didn...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa Fettinger Keffaber - Wabash, IN

“Dear Ruth, It's never easy for those left behind,but when you lose someone so senslessly and unexpectedly, we all feel shock. May it help to know I...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Jeanne Huntzinger - Markleville, IN

“I am very sorry for your loss. ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Carrie (Gulley) Heisler - IN


Brian Joseph Allford, 31, of Broad Ripple passed away Monday, May 11, 2009 at his residence. Born March 1, 1978, in Greenfield, he was the son of Joseph Michael and Ruth (Nunery) Allford. Joseph was a pastry chef-extraordinaire - the man behind the pastries, cakes, and chocolates at Peterson's Restaurant for many years before leaving in March 2008. He also provided clients all over the United States with private catered events and wedding cakes. Since leaving Peterson's, he had transitioned into teaching his craft, first at the Art Institute International Culinary School, and most recently at the Chef's Academy and Frasier's Gourmet Foods in Fishers where his classes were always crowd pleasers. He was young, vibrant, and is a great loss to Indianapolis' culinary community.