Tuscaloosa teen chef dies from cancer at 17

Fuller Goldsmith

Many Tuscaloosans know of Fuller Goldsmith. He’s an award-winning teen chef and a longtime staple behind the scenes at Southern Ale House. On Tuesday, Robert Holt, who has close ties to the restaurant and the Goldsmith family, announced Fuller’s death on social media.

Fuller, who was days away from his 18th birthday, worked at Southern Ale House under Executive Chef Brett Garner. When he was 13, he was crowned a winner of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” and he’s also competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Junior.”

He was first treated for leukemia before kindergarten, and his longtime fight against cancer was an inspiration to many in Tuscaloosa and far beyond.


<div id=”fb-root”></div><p></p><p><blockquote cite=”https://graph.facebook.com/1074860119/posts/10224688210407385/” class=”fb-xfbml-parse-ignore”><p>Our collective hearts are broken. The SAH family lost our much loved and respected Fuller Goldsmith today. Fuller…</p><p>Posted by <a href=”#” role=”button”>Robert C Holt</a> on <a href=”https://graph.facebook.com/1074860119/posts/10224688210407385/”>Tuesday, October 5, 2021</a></p></blockquote></p>

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