[India], June 9 (ANI): Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor opined that the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was a huge loss to the culinary world.
"It is very sad to hear about this extreme step he took. I would have never imagined that Anthony would do this. It is a big loss to the industry. A lot of people were inspired by his body of work," he told ANI.
The noted chef further said Anthony's death is not just a loss to those who knew him, but also to those who have not experienced the best he had to offer.
"I think that the chef who loves to travel and explore is a true one and Anthony was a perfect example of a true chef. He was not only the ambassador of food of the world but he was also culinary ambassador to India," Sanjeev explained.
Bourdain allegedly committed suicide in his hotel room in Paris on Friday.
Television network CNN, for whom Bourdain had produced the food series, "Parts Unknown" reported the incident and released a statement condoling his death.
Bourdain was known as a master of crafts in the kitchen. He has a number of cookbooks and television shows in his name.
He was also recognised as an advocate for marginalised populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs. (ANI)