Renowned chef Gray Kunz of famed restaurant Lespinasse in New York – one of the city’s most well-regarded fine-dining destinations – and of Café Gray Deluxe here in Hong Kong, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, has passed away.

The news was confirmed on the website of Café Gray Deluxe with the following message:

Chef Gray Kunz

Born in Singapore but raised in Switzerland, Chef Kunz was 65 years old. The cause of death has not been released.

The chef was also incredibly well known for his Kunz spoons. The tasting spoons he specially designed for use in his kitchens spread like wildfire throughout the industry, and in home kitchens, they are prized for their thoughtful design that has the depth and angle cooks need for sampling dishes as they go.

Chef Kunz will be fondly remembered for the many marks he’s made on the industry.

Foodie sends our heartfelt condolences to Chef Kunz’s family, friends and colleagues.

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