Cause of Death: Michael Chiarello, Celebrity Chef, Dies at 61

He died from an acute allergic reaction

Chiarello was a chef restaurateur, and author

He was known for his appearances on Food Network shows

Chiarello also appeared on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters

Chiarello won a Daytime Emmy in 2003 for Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

He was born in Red Bluff California in 1962

His death has been met with an outpouring of grief

Fans and colleagues have paid tribute to Chiarello talent and passion

He is survived by his wife and two children

Chiarello death is a loss to the culinary world

He will be remembered for his contributions to the food industry