“He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map,” Ramsay tweeted. “Sending all the love and prayers to your wife and kids. You’ll be missed.”
The chef earned several Michelin stars throughout his career, including his first when he was age 26 while working at The Castle Hotel in southwest England, CNN reported.
Fellow UK chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted that Rhodes was a “fantastic chef” and responsible for elevating British cuisine.
British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, who hosted the TV show “MasterChef,” has died at age 59, his family said Wednesday.
“The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE,” the family said in a statement.
Rhodes — who authored several cookbooks and starred on the TV show “Hell’s Kitchen” — was remembered Wednesday by other heavyweights in the food industry.
The Michelin star-winning chef’s family said he died Tuesday evening with his wife Jennie at his side, though no cause of death was provided.
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Another British chef, Jamie Oliver, wrote on Instagram that Rhodes “was a massive inspiration to me as a young chef. He reimagined modern British cuisine with elegance and fun.”