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Tributes have been pouring in from the culinary world for British chef Gary Rhodes, who died suddenly in Dubai yesterday of natural causes at the age of 59.

For many of our readers, Rhodes was one of the very first chefs we recognised as a celebrity, paving the way for the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

In an online tribute yesterday, Ramsay called Rhodes “a fantastic chef” that “put British cuisine on the map”.

John Williams, head chef of The Ritz London, tweeted that Rhodes was “one of the very best British chefs”, while Paul Ainsworth, a protégé of Rhodes, spoke of how the chef gave him his first break, paying for him to stay in a London hotel for three months so that he could move to the Big Smoke and begin his career.

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