Chef Walter Royal Obituary & Tribute Page

Walter Royal 


5/18/1956 – 5/22/2023

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we sadly mourn the loss of Chef Walter Royal.  He was the Angus Barn’s Executive Chef for more than quarter of a century receiving many accolades including winning Iron Chef America in 2006.  His spirit, kindness, and desire to mentor others was legendary.  He set the example for a life well lived, even in the face of adversity.  His legacy will live forever, and he will be greatly missed by so very many.  May he rest in peace.

Walter Royal Obituary & Tribute Page

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The Angus Barn Steakhouse, a Raleigh icon serving American style cuisine including in-house aged steaks, fresh seafood, local grown vegetables and homemade desserts prepared by Iron Chef America winner, Walter J. Royal, and his staff. The Barn hosts an award winning wine cellar, the famous Wild Turkey Lounge, Meat Locker smoking lounge, private dining tables, banquet rooms and two private event venues: The Pavilion at the Angus Barn & Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina.

Be it a wedding proposal, that special birthday, a business meeting, getting together with friends or simply a family night out, the staff at the Angus Barn strives in making every effort to make each customer feel like the most important person in the world.