The funeral for internationally known New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme was held Monday morning at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Prudhomme died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 75.

Famous for his groundbreaking French Quarter restaurant K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen and his signature blackened redfish, Prudhomme’s influence reached far beyond the restaurant realm. He wrote cookbooks that have become canonical, developed his own brand of spice blends that are now kitchen pantry staples and starred in TV cooking shows that made his image — with his rotund build and beaming smile — into an international emblem of Louisiana bonhomie.