Famed local chef Bill Hoppe dies
November 23, 2010
Hoppe opened his first restaurant Hoppe’s on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay in the mid-1980’s. He later moved the popular restaurant north to Cayucos where it became known as Hoppe’s Garden Bistro and Wine Shop.
Local restaurant critic Kathy Marcks Hardesty said Monday that Hoppe will be remembered as the first great Central Coast chef. “He was definitely the first,” Hardesty said. “He once told me me that either you have it or you don’t. You have to love it for what it is and have a passion for it. He definitely had it.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.