Doris Albert Koplin passed away on Dec. 19 at 90 years old. She is survived by her children, Janis, Kal and Charlene, 4 beloved grandchildren, Amy (Tom), Alex (Tina), Daniel and Haley and 2 great grandchildren, Charlee and Chaz.
She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 70 years, Beryl, parents Anna and Louis Albert, brother Joe and sister Adele. Doris was adored by all for her kindness, graciousness and loving nature. She never uttered an unkind word and developed meaningful, longtime friendships from all the different parts of her life.
Doris was best known for her mastery in the culinary world. She published three cookbooks, worked as an executive chef, catered events, taught cooking classes and more. Her challahs were legendary, widely known and requested along with many of her gourmet culinary creations. She enjoyed nothing more than sharing her vast knowledge by teaching others. Doris studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London, as well as with many luminaries, including Julia Child, Giuliano Bugialli and Jacques Pepin.
One of Doris’s most valued accomplishments was as a founding member and president of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Atlanta chapter, whose mission is to inspire, advance and support women in food, beverage and hospitality to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy.
Doris was deeply devoted to her synagogue and community and served as president of the Sisterhood and on the board.
Family was Doris’s true passion. Her grandchildren have beautiful memories of Friday night dinners, special birthday celebrations and more. Her home was full of inviting smells and every morsel of her food was delicious, as it was prepared with her love.
Graveside service was held on Dec. 21 at 2:30 graveside at Arlington Cemetery with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Donations in Doris’s memory may be made to Lauren’s Run/CURE Childhood Cancer (https://curechildhoodcancer.org/our-events/laurens-run/), CRPS (rsds.org) or Ahavath Achim Synagogue (aasynagogue.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
- Doris Albert Koplin
- Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care
- executive chef
- catered events
- taught cooking classes
- Le Cordon Bleu
- Julia Child
- Giuliano Bugialli
- Jacques Pepin
- Les Dames d’Escoffier International Atlanta chapter
- Lauren’s Run/CURE Childhood Cancer
- Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal
- Arlington Cemetery
- Ahavath Achim Synagogue