About Gary Rhodes
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.
Gary studied at Broadstairs’ Catering College in 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.