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 Masters 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 as a chef 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 course at the Rick Stein’s Cookery School.

Jack is a familiar face on television, has filmed series’ including Wine, Dine and Stein (co-hosted with brother Charlie), Jack Stein: Born to Cook on SBS and UKTV food, and Inside the Box. Plus, appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, a regular spot on Packed Lunch and also featured on ITV’s 2021 series, Cooking with the Stars, with celeb partner AJ Odudu.

Jack will be hosting Rock Oyster Festival in 2022. Find out more here.

He is also the author of cookbook, World on a Plate, released by Bloomsbury Cooks and Absolute Press.

Recreate some of Jack’s recipes here.

Follow Jack on Instagram and Twitter.


Great news! Jack will be hosting Rock Oyster Festival 2022 which takes places just across the water from our beloved Padstow. Fab food, great live music and family fun awaits in 29-31 July.

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.