Rick Stein OBE

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Rick Stein is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV presenter.

Rick didn’t always harbour ambitions to be an award-winning chef. After graduating from Oxford University, he spent years running a disco before buying a nightclub in Padstow. But he soon opened a restaurant that specialised in freshly caught local produce.

Own Restaurant

Rick Stein has run the Seafood Restaurant for more than 25 years, seeing it grow from a seaside bistro to an award-winning restaurant with an international reputation. Since the early days, the Steins have added guest bedrooms, a Seafood Delicatessen, a gift shop and two smaller restaurants. The most recent addition is the Padstow Seafood School overlooking the Camel estuary.

He won the Glenfiddich Trophy for his outstanding contribution to excellent food and drink in Britain. He also won the AA Guide Chefs’ Chef of the Year for 1999–2000.

TV Presenter

His many TV programmes and books include Rick Stein’s Taste of the Sea, Fruits of the Sea, Seafood Odyssey, Fresh Food, Seafood Lovers’ Guide, Food Heroes, French Odyssey and, most recently, Mediterranean Escapes.

Rick Stein is Patron of the charities Padstow Youth Project, South West PESCA (Duchy Fish Quota Co.), the National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen, the National Coastwatch Institution, the Dyslexia Research Trust and The National Trust.

He is currently the head chef and co-owner of Rick Stein at Bannisters at Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia, owns four restaurants in Padstow, and a fish and chip shop in Falmouth, Cornwall.

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