An award-winning restaurateur and cookbook author with a television career spanning more than three decades, Rick Stein has earned his status as a national treasure.
The veteran chef graces our screens again as he tours Cornwall for a new BBC show.
How old is Rick Stein and what is his net worth?
Born in Oxfordshire on January 4, 1947, Rick Stein has become one of the nation’s most beloved celebrity chefs.
The 74-year-old chef’s net worth has been estimated at a well-earned $44 million (£32 million) after a long career in the food industry.
When he was a teenager, his father Eric tragically took his own life after years of suffering from depression.
A troubled Rick dropped out of hotel management studies in London, where he got his first experience as a chef, and traveled the world from New Zealand to Mexico.
On his return he went to Oxford University where he earned a degree in English before moving to Padstow.
Rick and his restaurants have become so synonymous with the Cornish seaside town that it’s nicknamed ‘Padstein’.
He initially ran a nightclub on the wharf with a friend before eventually converting the building into his first restaurant, The Seafood Restaurant, in 1975.
Several other restaurants followed, as well as more than 20 cookbooks and a TV career that now lasts more than 30 years.
Its facilities have received multiple awards, while Rick has received a variety of personal awards, including being recognized with an OBE in 2003.
Stein has been married twice – first to Jill Newstead, with whom he had three children before separating in 2002, and now to Sarah, who has two children of her own.
Where are Rick Stein’s restaurants?
Rick owns four restaurants in Padstow – The 40+ Year Old Seafood Restaurant, St. Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Cafe and Stein’s Fish & Chips.
His food empire stretches across Cornwall with two other fish and chip shops in Falmouth and Newquay, a pub in St Merryn and another restaurant in the village of Porthleven.
Outside the county there are restaurants bearing the Rick Stein name in Winchester, Poole, Marlborough and Barnes in London.
What TV shows has Rick Stein appeared on?
After starting out on the shows of legend Keith Floyd in the mid-1980s, Rick has become a TV star himself, even appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? in 2009.
His programs tend to move away from the kitchen, showing the chef exploring the world and absorbing a rich diversity of cultures and cuisines.
A loose sequel to 2015’s From Venice to Istanbul, Rick’s show The Road To Mexico saw him embark on a culinary journey from San Francisco to Oaxaca.
He is currently starring in Rick Stein’s Cornwall on BBC, a series in which the chef shares his favorite foods and drinks the country has to offer and explores the arts and culture of the region.
Other notable Rick Stein television series include:
- Taste of the Sea (1995)
- Fruits of the Sea (1997)
- Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey (1999)
- Food & Drink (1999)
- Rick Stein’s Handbook for Seafood Lovers (2000)
- Rick Stein’s Food Heroes (2002)
- Rick Stein’s French Odyssey (2005)
- Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escape (2007)
- Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey (2009)
- Rick Stein’s Spain (2011)
- Rick Stein’s India (2013)
- Rick Stein’s Taste of Shanghai (2016)
- Rick Stein’s Long Weekends (May 2016)
Who is his wife and do they have children?
Rick Stein is married to Sarah Burns, an Australian, whom he met while she was working as a publicist on a book tour he was doing Down Under.
Stein was married to his first wife, Jill Newstead, when he first met Sarah, and the couple had a five-year affair before Rick split from Jill in 2007.
Sarah and Rick got married in 2011.
Stein has three sons with his first wife Jill: Edward, Jack and Charles, all of whom work in their father’s business.
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