Pete Murt has been appointed as head chef at Rick and Jill Stein’s flagship seafood restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.
He succeeds Stephane Delourme, who has moved to a group chef position to train chefs across the twelve Stein restaurants.
Murt first joined the Stein team in 2000 as a kitchen porter in St Petroc’s Bistro, before progressing up the ranks and participating in the company’s chef apprenticeship programme.
He returned to the company in 2015 for the launch of their restaurant in Sandbanks, Dorset.
Rick Stein said: “Pete comes from the large Padstow family of Murts many of whom have supplied us with seafood over the years so I’ve known Pete even before he started working for us as a very young kitchen porter and have watched his development over the years into a first class chef.
“His first head chef’s job had been at our restaurant in Sandbanks and now The Seafood Restaurant, I’m really looking forward to working with him back in Padstow.”