The Latin King’s Pat Morris remembered as consistent, dedicated

Bob Tursi, Patrick Morris and John Cardamone pose for a photo at Exile Brewing Company. Morris, the executive chef at The Latin King known for his take on the restaurant's iconic Chicken Spiedini dish, died June 12 after a battle with stage 4 prostate cancer. He was 60 years old.

When Patrick “Pat” Morris broke his neck playing large faculty football, it modified him.

“He became cautious about anything,” stated longtime friend and colleague Bob Tursi. “It was trust but validate.”

It was that watchful solution Morris adopted, Tursi stated, and his regularity, that aided his achievements as executive chef of east Des Moines’ The Latin King cafe, and in the generation of iconic dishes like the restaurant’s preferred chicken spiedini, over nearly 4 a long time.

Morris died June 12 at MercyOne Hospice after a lengthy fight with stage 4 prostate cancer, according to his obituary. He was 60 a long time outdated.

Morris was born in Ottumwa on Jan. 10, 1962, and attended Dowling Catholic Large School in West Des Moines, exactly where he fulfilled Tursi and an additional longtime good friend, John Cardamone at soccer observe as incoming freshmen.