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    • The Seafood Restaurant, Riverside, Padstow, Cornwall, United Kingdom, PL28 8BY
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About Rick Stein Group

The Rick Stein Group provide great food in great places that make people happy. The Seafood Restaurant was opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975 and since then Rick and Jill have grown the business to include a further 11 restaurants, 40 guest bedrooms, 4 retail sites, a cookery school and several support teams.

In 2014 they opened their first restaurant outside of Cornwall in Winchester and have since opened restaurants in Marlborough, Sandbanks and Barnes.

Their peak headcount is just over 700 throughout summer months, and they have plans to continue to grow the business in the future.

They pride themselves on their values which are: fairness and honesty; generosity in spirit; team spirited; and continuous improvement.

The Rick Stein Group offer a range of development opportunities and are proud to say that 60% of their managers have been promoted from within the business.

The 'Future Stars' career development programme at The Rick Stein Group engages their top talent by focusing on individual development needs whilst providing exposure to new experiences through job shadowing, project work and one-to-one coaching sessions with a senior manager.

Future Stars are encouraged to review business opportunities to identify areas they would like to improve, developing a project plan and working on improvement goals with support from their manager and coach.

What is it like to work for Rick Stein Group

The Rick Stein Group have a dedicated welfare manager role to make sure that they are looking after the wellbeing and interests of every member of the team, allowing them to ensure that they are on hand to provide support, advice and signposting for both physical and mental health, in addition to ensuring that they are always there for people when they encounter a need for support.
My Team
My Team
A few year's ago, The Rick Stein Group introduced Plaicebook, their employee app, to ensure teams had the opportunity to interact with one other and easily share best practice and good news stories. 
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
When a member of the team consistently lives their values, they feel it is important to recognise them and to celebrate their achievement. Every month they review their peer values award nominations in additional to asking managers to nominate the very best role model in their team each quarter, with up to 100 nominations reviewed each month by their dedicated values committee. 

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