Perhaps more than any other chef, Gary Rhodes has reinvigorated British cooking with his modern twist on the traditional. Rhodes' first culinary success was a Sunday roast he cooked for his family aged 13. Later, he enrolled at Broadstairs catering college in Kent, before moving to Amsterdam to work as a junior chef at the Hilton.
Rhodes now has several restaurants in London and around the UK, including the Michelin starred Rhodes 24. He says he has achieved many of his personal ambitions during his career, including cooking for the late Princess of Wales and Manchester United. But Rhodes' most enduring success has been his influence on the emerging, internationally recognised force of modern British cuisine.