Stevie Parle


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Stevie Parle went to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland when he was sixteen and has been cooking professionally ever since. He has worked in some of London’s top kitchens, including The River Café, Moro and Petersham Nurseries.

In 2009, together with his ex-River Café co-chef, Joseph Trivelli, Stevie created The Moveable Kitchen, once- or twice-monthly secret supper parties that moved about London, with the Evening Standard outing them as ‘London’s hottest young chefs’.

In the same year, Stevie found a permanent home at The Dock Kitchen, his own restaurant situated in designer Tom Dixon’s Portobello Docks showrooms. The restaurant has been given four stars by Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard and five stars by AA Gill who described the dishes as ‘faultless’ in the Sunday Times.  Stevie was named Young Chef of the Year by Observer Food Monthly magazine in 2010.

Stevie’s first book, MY KITCHEN: REAL FOOD FROM NEAR AND FAR, is a collection of his favourite recipes from his travels across the globe and was published by Quadrille in 2010.  It was shortlisted for the André Simon Award and his next book, THE DOCK KITCHEN COOKBOOK, was published by Quadrille in April 2012.

In November 2012, More4 broadcast Spice Trip, a six-part series that followed Stevie and professional spice blender, Emma Grazette, around the world as they learnt how to use spices to their full potential when cooking with them back home. The tie-in book, SPICE TRIP, was published by Square Peg in October 2012.

In 2014 Stevie opened new Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar Rotorino in Dalston.  In Spring 2015 he launched his third restaurant, Craft London, on the Greenwich Peninsula serving New British food.  He is currently working on his next cookbook, FLAVOUR FAST, which will be published by 4th Estate.

Stevie Parle lives in East London with his wife Nicky and sons Sam and Rafe.