Jenkintown Chef Jim Burke dies after battling cancer

Burke, originally from Jenkintown, has passed after a two-year struggle with a rare lung cancer.

From 2007-2011 the self-taught chef owned a restaurant in south Philadelphia with his wife Kristina. After its closing, he moved to New York and opened Caffe Storico at the New York Historical Society before returning to the Philadelphia area in 2014 to revamp the flailing Fishtown restaurant Wm. Mulherin’s Sons.

Burke and Kristina had two children, Daniel and Sadie. Burke was 49 when he passed.

Read more about Jim Burke in The Philadelphia Inquirer.