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Hospitality Sector Pays Tribute To Gary Rhodes

The hospitality and licensed on trade sector including some of the industries leading names have paid tribute to Gary Rhodes who tragically died this week following a fall.

Known to millions for his fantastic culinary skills, and numerous TV appearances on shows including MasterChef, ready steady Cook and Hell’s kitchen, and his hairstyle, Rhodes is being remembered as “the first rock star of cooking” who put British cuisine “on the map”.

The London-born chef was awarded his first Michelin star at the age of 26, and during the course of his celebrated career was head chef at six Michelin-starred restaurants and was awarded an OBE in 2006.

He later went on to authoring cookbooks like Rhodes Around Britain, presented TV shows, after which he moved to the Middle East taking up prestigious restaurant projects, such as Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, and the Dubai British Schools Group, an organisation which developed healthy school meals.

Tributes from industry figures include: