Food Culinary 08

Paul Kummer

March 9, 1929 ~ May 23, 2019 (age 90)


Paul W. Kummer, 90, passed away peacefully, May 23rd, 2019, on Lookout Mountain, Georgia.  Paul was born into a family of eight children, in Stammheim, Northern Switzerland and attended college on the Lake of Geneva.  As a multi-lingual, Paul’s career began as a chef, spanning across two continents, from Saint Moritz to Nassau.  He joined the Canadian Pacific Company at Chateau Lake Louise and Chateau Frontenac and obtained a degree in Hospitality Management in Switzerland and the U.S. Whilst visiting home, he met his wife, Erika, whom he married a year later.

He started his family in Miami, Florida, and Lexington, Kentucky where he was made an honorary “Kentucky Colonel”. After a brief stay back in Switzerland, he came back to the US and settled on Lookout Mountain where he founded SwissAM Seasoning and Catering in 1985, together with his wife.  As a food technologist, he always had a passion for innovation, and developed a line of herb and spice blends for SwissAM.  His wife and son continue to run SwissAM Catering and Seasoning.

He leaves his wife, Erika Kummer; son, Peter Kummer; daughter, Susan Barker; 3 grandchildren; a brother and sister.

Special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga and their very dedicated nurses and CNA’s.

Services celebrating the life of Paul Kummer will take place at a later date. 

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