Friday, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello succumbed to an allergic reaction that caused anaphylactic distress. He was 61 years old.
When he passed away at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California, he was surrounded by family and colleagues.
Chiarello was a popular host on PBS and the Food Network, and thrilled fans when he appeared on reality competition programs, “Top Chef,” “Top Chef Masters” and “The Next Iron Chef.”
Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello Dead at 61 After Allergic Reaction https://t.co/XVYS3isl4n
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The renowned chef served as a judge on “Top Chef” and “Chopped,” and in 2005, he was awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Service Show Host for Food Network’s “Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello.”
Other honors include Food & Wine magazine’s designation as Chef of the Year for 1985.
In addition to his television appearances and high-profile clientele, Chiarello has published a number of cookbooks under his own name.