Chef Director

It’s all about the food. Jack is our Chef Director overseeing all of the menus at our restaurants.

Born in Cornwall, Jack is the middle son of Rick and Jill Stein. His love for the hospitality world, in particular the kitchen and food-side of things, was apparent from a young age. He kicked off his career working as a kitchen porter during the school holidays, and at 16 tried his hand at front of house, working as a waiter throughout the remainder of his professional education. He studied at Cardiff University, completing a BSC in Psychology before going on to do a Master’s in Ancient History. However, his heart was set on cooking, and he re-entered the family business as a Commis Chef at The Seafood Restaurant upon graduating, before becoming Sous Chef at Rick Stein’s Café.

Jack has since worked at restaurants across the world, including La Régalade in Paris, before extensive travels to Australia, the Far East and Japan, via a stint in the kitchen at Tetsuya’s, Sydney.

Jack has been Chef Director of all of our restaurants since 2017 and under his leadership, the business has undergone much change including the launch of Jack’s own cookery courses at the Rick Stein cookery school.

Jack is a familiar face on television, has filmed series’ including Wine, Stein and Dine (co-hosted with brother Charlie), Jack Stein: Born to Cook on SBS and UKTV food, and Inside the Box. He is also the author of cookbook, World on a Plate released by Bloomsbury Cooks and Absolute Press.

Follow Jack on Instagram and Twitter.

MORE ABOUT JACK

We’re very pleased to share Jack is set to feature on the Channel 4 lunchtime show, Steph’s Packed Lunch – hosted by consumer journalist Steph McGovern.

Jack Stein: Inside the box – new TV series coming to Food Network UK from 24th October, 9pm.

A big congratulations to Jack Stein whose debut cookery book, World on a Plate, was published today with Absolute Press and Bloomsbury Cooks.