Rick Stein is a renowned and award-winning English chef, restaurateur, cookery book author and a television presenter. As a chef, he is known for his passion for cooking with fresh and sustainable seafood. He has cooked for numerous eminent British personalities including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron as well as the French President, Jacques Chirac and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Along with his first wife and business partner, Jill, he opened his first restaurant – The Seafood Restaurant – in Padstow, Cornwall in 1975. Today, he runs a number of restaurants, cafes, holiday cottages, shops and a cookery school in Padstow, Cornwall (and even outside it). His contribution to the economy of Padstow is such that the place has been nicknamed Padstein. Outside Britain, he owns and operates Rick Stein at Bannisters – at two locations in Australia – with his second wife Sarah. On television, he has presented more than 30 television programmes including 12 cookery series. He is also known for pairing food and travel with television shows and cookery books. He has penned over 20 cookery books as well as a memoir.