ABOUT
STEVIE PARLE
 

Stevie is a chef, food writer, author and TV presenter. He enjoys discovering new ways to use everyday ingredients, adapting ideas from his travels to create vibrant, unusual dishes for his two restaurants, Dock Kitchen in West London and Rotorino in East London. 

At the age of 16, he finished his formal schooling and began his culinary education. He spent a few months at Ballymaloe Cookery School, studying with the great Darina Allen and then attended the most famous of all finishing schools, the River Café. As the youngest chef they had ever employed, he had to spend six months cleaning fridges and scaling fish before he was allowed near an oven. He has been cooking professionally ever since, moving on to London’s Moro and Petersham Nurseries and then back again to River Café. In between, he has travelled and worked all over the world, from Japan to the Middle East, eating in people’s homes and restaurants and picking up techniques and ingredients that have greatly influenced his style.

He then spent the next year on his ‘Moveable Kitchen’ project, in which he set himself up in various locations around London, cooking menus based on his travels, the season, or even famous food writers. He carried the spirit of these events into his restaurant, where he still offers thematic menus every evening along side an ever-changing a la carte menu. The Dock Kitchen initially started as a pop-up restaurant in collaboration with the designer Tom Dixon, within whose showroom the restaurant sits. The menu reflects the food that Stevie loves: simple home-cooking from around the world that is completely different to traditional ‘chefy’ cooking of London restaurants. 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 was published by Quadrille in 2010 and was shortlisted for an Andre Simon Award and a Guild of Food Writers Award. His second book, The Dock Kitchen Cookbook was published in 2012. Stevie also writes a weekly food column in the Saturday Telegraph Weekend section. His third book, The Spice Trip, with Emma Grazette was published in October 2012 to accompany the Channel 4 series The Spice Trip. Stevie lives in Hackney with his wife and two young sons.

ABOUT
STEVIE PARLE

Stevie is a chef, food writer, author and TV presenter. He enjoys discovering new ways to use everyday ingredients, adapting ideas from his travels to create vibrant, unusual dishes for his two restaurants, Dock Kitchen in West London and Rotorino in East London. 

At the age of 16, he finished his formal schooling and began his culinary education. He spent a few months at Ballymaloe Cookery School, studying with the great Darina Allen and then attended the most famous of all finishing schools, the River Café. As the youngest chef they had ever employed, he had to spend six months cleaning fridges and scaling fish before he was allowed near an oven. He has been cooking professionally ever since, moving on to London’s Moro and Petersham Nurseries and then back again to River Café. In between, he has travelled and worked all over the world, from Japan to the Middle East, eating in people’s homes and restaurants and picking up techniques and ingredients that have greatly influenced his style.

He then spent the next year on his ‘Moveable Kitchen’ project, in which he set himself up in various locations around London, cooking menus based on his travels, the season, or even famous food writers. He carried the spirit of these events into his restaurant, where he still offers thematic menus every evening along side an ever-changing a la carte menu. The Dock Kitchen initially started as a pop-up restaurant in collaboration with the designer Tom Dixon, within whose showroom the restaurant sits. The menu reflects the food that Stevie loves: simple home-cooking from around the world that is completely different to traditional ‘chefy’ cooking of London restaurants. 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 was published by Quadrille in 2010 and was shortlisted for an Andre Simon Award and a Guild of Food Writers Award. His second book, The Dock Kitchen Cookbook was published in 2012. Stevie also writes a weekly food column in the Saturday Telegraph Weekend section. His third book, The Spice Trip, with Emma Grazette was published in October 2012 to accompany the Channel 4 series The Spice Trip. Stevie lives in Hackney with his wife and two young sons.