Another fellow British chef, Gordon Ramsay, tweeted: “We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map. Sending all the love and prayers to your wife and kids. You’ll be missed.”
Starting in the 1990s, Rhodes ran innovative British restaurants in London and beyond. He was a star in the TV show Hell’s Kitchen and fronted MasterChef and Rhodes Around Britain. He also authored several cookbooks.
The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reported Rhodes had been residing in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, since 2010, and was known for his dine-in menu at cinemas across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He had been seen just last week filming a TV show in Dubai, the newspaper reported.
A statement issued by Marriott’s Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meridien in Dubai, where he operated restaurants, said staff there were “devastated” by the death of “a true culinary legend.”