Born in Watford, England, 32-year-old Chef Stephen James Lancaster, or Steve for short, has had an illustrious career, having worked in some of the most celebrated restaurants across United Kingdom, Australia and Sweden.
Steve fell in love with the kitchen life at the age of 13, when he was a part-time kitchen porter. His strong work ethics and hardworking disposition soon landed him a job at a local gastro pub called The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, United Kingdom.
In 2009, Chef Steve expanded his horizons to learn from some of the most prominent names in the culinary world. Starting with his home ground of United Kingdom, Steve trained with Chef Steve Drake at the one Michelin-starred Drake’s at The Clock House, Ripley, followed by two Michelin-starred Midsummer House owned by Chef Daniel Clifford. Eager for a new challenge, Steve moved to Australia where he joined The Bridge Room, Sydney in 2012. His next stint at The Fat Duck pop-up in Melbourne led him to securing a position as a key member in the opening team for Dinner by Heston, Melbourne. Steve then moved to Sweden in 2017 and joined the two Michelin-starred Oaxen Krog run by Chef-Owner Magnus Ek, where he learnt about Nordic cuisine.
In the next phase of his professional journey, Steve moved to Singapore in 2018 where he joined Saint Pierre run by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. In September 2019, Saint Pierre was awarded two Michelin stars.