Gary Rhodes OBE was an English restaurateur and television chef, known for his world class food and love of English cuisine - as well as his distinctive spiked hair style!
Throughout his extensive career he worked at a multitude of restaurants - sous chef at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, and Capital Hotel, as well as head chef at The Greenhouse. The latter venture’s menu became known for reviving British classic including fishcakes and bread and butter pudding and he helped them secure a Michelin star.
Throughout his career he opened four of his own restaurants, two were located in London and the other two in the United Arab Emirates where he moved to with his family in 2011. He also fronted many cooking shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s kitchen
Two of our favourite recipes of Rhodes’ are his bacon and potato frittata recipe - packed with nourishing ingredients for a delicious hearty breakfast - and his Caramel slice recipe for a tasty, smooth sweet treat.
Gary Rhodes died at the age of 59 in 2019. Many celebrity chefs paid moving tributes including Jamie Oliver who said Rhodes was ‘a massive inspiration to him as a young chef’, and also Tom Kerridge who described Rhodes as ‘one of the greatest British chefs who almost single-handedly put British food on the world stage’.