The head chef at the National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery has been killed in a motorcycle accident.
Shaun Gilmore was fatally injured when he lost control of his gold Honda ST 1,100 motorcycle as he returned home from work.
Gilmore worked at the Dorchester before being appointed head chef at Vong London in 1998 and Home No1 Leicester Square.
He then worked around the world and returned to London in 2005, joining the National Dining Rooms, which was named as Best British Restaurant by Time Out last September.
The hospitality world is also mourning the passing of veteran industry consultant Melvyn Greene. He was a founding partner of Greene Belfield-Smith consultancy, which eventually became a division of Deloitte and Touche.
By Daniel Thomas
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