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Michael B. Carstens, executive chef

Michael B. Carstens, executive chef

Michael B. Carstens, former executive chef at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, ended his life June 16 at his Fells Point home. He was 30. "Mike had struggled with depression," said his sister, Jenn Bimberg of Portland, Ore. The son of David Carstens, a contractor, and Anita Carstens, a city public schools educator, Michael Benjamin Carstens was born in Baltimore and raised in Owings Mills. He attended the Jemicy School and graduated from Owings Mills High School in 2003. Mr. Carstens was a 2006 graduate of the Baltimore International College, where he earned degrees in professional baking and pastry and professional cooking and baking. "Mike graduated at the top of his...