Ed, Jack and Charlie
Introducing Jill and Rick's three sons...
It's all about the design. Ed works closely with Jill and his wife Kate to plan and design our interiors
It's all about the food. Jack is our Chef Director overseeing all of the menus at our restaurants
It's all about the drink. Charlie is our resident wine and beverage expert - a tough but rewarding role
World on a plate
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Ed is the eldest of Rick and Jill’s three children and an artist and sculptor by trade. He is now the creative lead on all interior design for the business.
Jack was born in Cornwall and is the middle son of three boys. He began his career in the hospitality industry as a kitchen porter during school holidays in The Seafood Restaurant kitchen. At 16 he moved to front of house where he remained throughout his education. Jack completed a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Ancient History at Cardiff University.
Upon completing his masters in 2003, he then returned to The Seafood Restaurant as commis chef then after two years, took up the postion of sous chef at Rick Stein’s Café for another year.
Following this, Jack then went on to Paris to stage at La Régalade, which ignited a passion for travel and a period of stage work all over the world. During this time, Jack travelled to Australia for an extended stay at Tetsuya’s in Sydney, before exploring the Far East and Japan.
Upon his return to Padstow, he re-entered The Seafood Restaurant as sous chef before moving onto a tournant role across the whole company. As head of development for the company, Jack lead the installation and introduction of a development kitchen for the business, where new recipes and ingredients are tested.
In 2013 Jack was promoted to the role of executive chef, overseeing the company’s pub, cookery school and restaurants in Cornwall and beyond as well as its brigade of chefs.
In 2017 Jack was promoted to the role of Chef Director. 2017 has also seen Jack launch his own cookery course at our school, where students get to spend a whole day cooking alongside Jack, learning some of his latest recipes. Early on in the year, Jack went over to Western Australia to film his first solo TV Series “Jack Stein: Born to cook” – shown on SBS and UKTV Food. His debut cookbook, World on a Plate, was published on 26th July 2018 with Bloomsbury Cooks and Absolute Press.
Charlie is the youngest of Rick and Jill’s three children and having grown up in Cornwall now works for The Vintner wine merchants in London. He helps Rick and Jill taste and select all the wine for our restaurants – a difficult task, but someone’s got to do it! In late 2017, Charlie worked with Tarquin’s to create a limited edition Rick Stein gin – available here. Charlie made his debut appearance as the drinks expert on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen in August 2018.