One of the most recognisable and commercially successful celebrity chefs of the television era, Rick Stein has given millions of people an insight into cuisines around the world, as well as the tips and techniques used by some the most pre-eminent chefs of the culinary world. The perfect personality for cooking demonstrations and private functions, Stein’s experience in front of the camera ensures he provides a comprehensive display of culinary skill and compelling advice.
Rick moved to Padstow in 1965, setting up a quayside nightclub with his friend, Johnny. When the nightclub lost its licence due to brawls with fishermen, Rick continued to run the restaurant located in another part of the building. After turning the enterprise into a small harbour bistro called The Seafood Restaurant, the business went from strength to strength, with Rick now owning four restaurants, a bistro, café, deli, patisserie shop, gift shop and a cookery school. Such is the influence that Rick Stein has had on the village and the impact it has caused to its economy, that Rick’s enterprise worth £32 million has gained the nickname of Padstein. Stein’s impressive portfolio of businesses has only heightened his influence as one of the world’s most accomplished celebrity chefs.
The author of many of the most influential and respected cookery books, Rick’s publications are a common feature in household kitchens worldwide. With a mix of eastern cuisines and seafood preparation from around the world, Rick has become a highly regarded authority in the variations of cuisines around the world. Along with his books, Rick is always in demand as a presenter for programmes celebrating the finer aspects of flavours and tastes from around the globe.
Rick delivers cooking demonstrations all over the world, attending roadshows and events to provide his expert advice and wonderful skills with food. Rick is also happy to answer audience member’s questions in a hope to help with individual dilemmas that trouble us all in a quest to cook the perfect dish. A consummate professional, Stein can tailor his content and performance to a client’s brief to make his time truly relevant to the venue and event.