Chef Rick Stein celebrates seafood in his hometown of Padstow.

Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 1995-09-03

Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea - Rick Stein - Netflix

Christopher Richard “Rick” Stein, CBE (born 4 January 1947) is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. He is head chef and co-owner of “Rick Stein at Bannisters” at Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia, and owns four restaurants in Padstow, a fish and chip shop in Falmouth, and fish and chip shops in Porthleven and Newquay, all in Cornwall, England. He has written cookery books and presented television programmes.

Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea - Early years - Netflix

Of German descent, Stein was born on 4 January 1947 in Churchill, Oxfordshire, to Eric and Dorothy Stein. Stein was educated at Wells Court, a preparatory school just outside Tewkesbury, then Wells House, the Court's bigger sister-school at Malvern Wells, and then Uppingham School. He took A-levels in English, history and geography, but failed all of them. He moved to a cram school in Brighton, gaining E grades in English and history. Stein partially completed a hotel management traineeship with British Transport Hotels at its Great Western Royal Hotel in Paddington. He worked there as a chef for six months. Distraught by his father's suicide, at age 19 he went to Australia, where he worked as a labourer in an abattoir and as a clerk in a naval dockyard. He travelled to New Zealand and Mexico around that time to “take some time out”. Being on his own, he read widely, reflected on his attitude to education, and applied successfully to New College, Oxford; he earned an English degree in 1971. Shortly after that, he moved to Padstow.

Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea - References - Netflix