Michael Chiarello, a celebrity chef and former Foods Network star, has died. He was 61.

Chiarello died Saturday at Queen of the Valley Health care Centre in Napa, Calif., in which he was becoming taken care of for an acute allergic reaction that led to anaphylactic shock, his business Gruppo Chiarello announced in a statement.

“We deeply mourn the loss of our beloved patriarch Michael. His culinary brilliance, boundless creativeness, and unwavering determination to loved ones have been at the core of his currently being. He brought persons alongside one another by the joy of shared foods, fostering long lasting reminiscences all around the desk,” the Chiarello family shared in a assertion. “As we navigate this profound reduction, we hold expensive the moments we cherished with him, the two in his kitchens and in our hearts. His legacy will without end stay on in the like he poured into every single dish and the passion he instilled in all of us to savor life’s flavors.”

Chiarello hosted exhibits on PBS, Food items Community, High-quality Dwelling and Cooking Channel for a 10 years, as well as appeared as a visitor chef on the “Today” clearly show and “The Watch.” His Emmy-winning cooking clearly show “Easy Entertaining With Michael Chiarello” ran for 10 seasons on Food Community.

Chiarello served as a decide on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters.” In 2011, he participated in Food items Network’s “Next Iron Chef” competitiveness.

Chiarello was born on Jan. 26, 1962, in Pink Bluff, Calif. He opened his initial cafe, Tra Vigne, in Napa Valley in 1987, and later opened this sort of eating places as Bottega, Ottimo and Coqueta. He ventured into winemaking in 1999, building Chiarello Loved ones Vineyards.

Chiarello was named Chef of the Calendar year from Food stuff & Wine journal in 1985, and later acquired CIA’s Chef of the Year award in 1995.

“Chef Michael Chiarello’s enthusiasm for food and daily life will eternally be etched in our kitchens and our hearts. While we mourn Michael’s passing, we also rejoice his legacy that carries on with his restaurants, Bottega, Coqueta (San Francisco and Napa Valley), and Ottimo,” claimed his longtime associates in Gruppo Chiarello. “In remembrance, we check with that you join us in celebrating his extraordinary journey and the remarkable influence he experienced on the earth of food stuff, wine, and family by inviting you to share a meal with your family and pals to remind all of us that the bonds cast about a food are amid life’s most important treasures.”