Director of Kitchens, SATS
Continental Director for Asia, Worldchefs
Rick Stephen is a 3rd generation chef and hails from the food capital of Australia – Tasmania. The first Australian to be awarded the ‘Certified Master Chef’, he started his career in 1972 under world-renowned chef Claudio Magris.
Rick owned Raphael’s restaurant in Brisbane for 12 years and received 3 Chefs Hats, the highest rating a restaurant can be awarded in Australia. In 2009, he joined SATS Ltd in Singapore as the Executive Chef for the Inflight Catering Centre 1 (ICC1), catering to Singapore Airlines in the vicinity of 50-60,000 meals per day. In 2015, Rick was promoted to Director of Kitchens to oversee the running of all of the SATS kitchens, which consolidated, produces a total of 400,000 meals per day.
Rick is also the Continental Director for Worldchefs in Asia. A coach and mentor for a number of national culinary teams, Rick himself has won 82 gold medals internationally, including Australian Chef of the Year. Rick’s philosophy has always been about sharing information, supporting the white coat that he is proud to wear every day and to promote the young chefs who are the future of the culinary profession.