The doyen of smart British cookery with a modern twist, Gary Rhodes' amiable style has kept viewers returning to his television series' for the past 10 years.
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Gary studied at Broadstairs’ Catering College, Kent where he won Student of the Year award. On leaving college he secured a position at the Amsterdam Hilton but was hit by a tram and had to undergo brain surgery, a life-changing event which made him determined to succeed in his vocation.
Gary came back to England and worked for various London restaurants including the Greenhouse in Mayfair, where he developed his reputation for British classics such as oxtail and bread and butter pudding. It was here he acquired a Michelin star and at this time he filmed his first TV series Rhodes Around Britain.
Awarded an OBE in 2006 his growing empire includes Rhodes 24 in London, Arcadian Rhodes on the P&O superliner, Cumberland Rhodes and Rhodes Calabash, in Grenada. His TV work equally as successful with slots hosting Masterchef and appearances on Hell's Kitchen, the Great British Menu, and Saturday Cooks.
His relationship with Good Food Channel has been long and fruitful, fronting series of Local Food Hero and travelling the globe to film Rhodes Across India, Rhodes Across China, Rhodes Across the Caribbean and Rhodes Across Italy
Gary lives in Kent with his wife Jennie and their two sons, Samuel and George.
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Gary Rhodes photo gallery
Time to Eat, Penguin Books Ltd, April 2010
Gary Rhodes 365: One Year. One Book. One Simple Recipe for Every Day, Michael Joseph, Oct 2008
Time to Eat (Michael Joseph Cookery), Michael Joseph, Nov 2007
Keeping it Simple, Michael Joseph, Sep 2005
Food With Friends, Ebury, 2002
Step-by-step Cookery: Over 100 Easy-to-follow Recipes and Essential Techniques, Ebury Press, 2001
Great Fast Food, Ebury Press, Nov 2000
Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams, Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 1998
Rhodes Restaurant at Calabash, Grenada