Stevie Parle went to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland when he was sixteen and has been cooking professionally ever since. He has worked in and run some of London’s top kitchens, including The River Café, Moro and Petersham Nurseries.
In 2009, Stevie set up The Dock Kitchen, his own restaurant situated in designer Tom Dixon’s Portobello Docks showrooms. The restaurant was 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 recent years, Stevie has been at the helm of some of London’s most innovative restaurants including Rotorino, Craft London, Palatino and Joy. He is now focused on developing his highly successful fresh pasta brand Pastaio (since 2017) which has locations in Soho and Westfield London. In 2021 Stevie was named Restaurateur of the Year at the British GQ Awards.
Stevie Parle lives in Kent with his wife Nicky and their sons.