Gary Rhodes was a British restaurateur and television chef, known for his love of British cuisine and ingredients and his distinctive spiked hairstyle. Gary Rhodes fronted shows such as MasterChef, MasterChef USA, Hell’s Kitchen, and his series, Rhodes Around Britain.
As well as owning four restaurants, he also had his line of cookware and bread mixes. He went on to feature in the ITV1 program Saturday Cooks, as well as the UKTV Food show Local Food Hero. Let’s know more about the chef through this article.
Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality
Inside Content (Biography)
Gary was born in Camberwell, South London, in the year 1960, according to his biography. Gordon and Jean (née Ferris) Rhodes were his parents. Before his dead his age is 62 years old.
He moved to Gillingham, Kent, with his family, and attended The Howard School in Rainham. He then continued his education at a catering college.
He hasn’t said much about his siblings or his early years. His nationality is British, and he is of white origin.
In terms of education: Rhodes earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University before attending Arizona State University for his master’s degree in Spanish linguistics and literature and doctorate in higher and adult education.
Quick Facts About Gary Rhodes
62 Years Old
Place Of Birth
Camberwell, South London, England
Gary Rhodes: Career, Net Worth 2023
Gary Rhodes receives a substantial sum of money and enjoys a high level of success as a chef. According to online sources, Gary Rhodes’s total net worth at the time of his death was $12 million. His salary, however, has yet to be revealed.
Talking about his profession, Gary started his career through Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. He toured Europe in various jobs before becoming sous chef at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, and then on to the Michelin-starred Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge where he worked under Brian Turner. He became the head chef at the Castle Hotel, Taunton in Somerset. He retained the hotel’s Michelin star at the age of 26.
In 1990, Gary returned to London with his family to become Head Chef at the Greenhouse Restaurant in Mayfair. The menu became known for reviving British classics, including faggots, fish cakes, braised oxtails and bread, and butter pudding. He was awarded a Michelin star for the Greenhouse in January 1996.
In 1997, he opened his first restaurant, City Rhodes, and in 1997, he is in the Square, both with the global contract catering company Sodexo. This partnership expanded into the brasseries of Rhodes and Co in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Crawley.
In 2003, following the closure of restaurants City Rhodes and Rhodes in the Square the previous year, he opened Rhodes Twenty-Four in one of London’s tallest buildings, Tower 42.
His first TV appearance was at the age of 27, courtesy of Glynn Christian on Hot Chefs; this led to Rhodes Around Britain and Gary’s Perfect Christmas. For two seasons, in 2000 and 2001, Rhodes hosted the original MasterChef USA on PBS. He ran a TV series New British Classics reintroducing classic British cuisine and published a book of the same name.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 17th June 2006. In the same year, he competed, representing the South of England, in the BBC’s Great British Menu, but lost to Atul Kochhar.
He appeared on the BBC Two spoof game show Shooting Stars, during which hosts Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer asked him to ‘represent fire through the medium of dance’. He also competed, with professional partner Karen Hardy, in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing which began on 20th September 2008 and finished in 14th place.
In 2011, he moved to Dubai. He headed Rhodes Mezzanine (the forerunner to Rhodes W1) at the Grosvenor House Hotel, and another called Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort.
In 2013, he opened his first restaurant in Abu Dhabi. He was a supporter of Manchester United FC. On 26th Nov. 2019, he passed away. The reason behind his death is said to be a sudden illness.
Relationship Status of Gary Rhodes
In terms of Relationship: Gary married his wife Jennie Rhodes in 1989, and they have two children. Until his death in November 2019, the couple had a happy marriage. The couple blessed two children together. Samuel and George Rhodes are their names.
What was Gary Rhodes’ cause of death?
Gary died of a sudden illness on November 26th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “Gary passed away yesterday evening at the age of 59, with his beloved wife Jennie by his side,” his family said in a statement.
The news of Chef Gray Rhodes OBE’s tragic death has devastated the team. Not only has the culinary world lost a true hero, but we have also lost an inspiring human being and a dear friend.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Gary Rhodes was of average height 5’8”(feet & inches) and weight before his death. His eyes are hazel, and his hair is dark brown.
His other physical characteristics are yet to be revealed. If there is an update, we will notify you.
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