Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello Dies at 61

Beloved celebrity chef and TV host, Michael Chiarello, passed away at 61 due to an acute allergic reaction leading to anaphylactic shock. He was hospitalized in Napa, California. Chiarello’s family remembers him for his culinary brilliance and his ability to unite people through food. His family expressed their grief, saying, “He brought people together through the joy of shared meals, fostering lasting memories around the table.”

Chiarello was known for his Italian-influenced California cuisine showcased on TV. He won an Emmy for “Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello” on the Food Network and appeared on other cooking shows. He also served as an executive chef at various restaurants.

His restaurant group, Gruppo Chiarello, praised his passion for food and life and encouraged celebrating his legacy by sharing meals with loved ones. They highlighted his restaurants, which will continue in his honor.

To honor him, the Chiarello family requests donations to Meals on Wheels in place of flowers. Michael Chiarello’s culinary legacy lives on, and he will be dearly missed.