Robert Stacey is teaming up with Mireia Ferreres Luna to compete in Bake Off: The Professionals season 5.
In an interview with The Westmorland Gazette, Robert shared that he was hesitant to commit to a career in food.
“I’d always loved food and it was a big part of family life as it is for most people and I had a choice of becoming a chef or going off and doing an art degree,” he told the outlet. “I figured I could probably do both cooking – follow one passion with food and create beautiful works of art on the plate”.
This, Robert added was his ‘naive’ and ‘young mentality’ and ultimately a justification as he knew he would always have a job. Robert applied to Westminster Kingsway College of Culinary Arts while scrubbing pots and making sandwiches in a local gastropub, and went on to study and work at a variety of South London pubs and clubs.
Robert soon learned the gritty side of the industry when he bagged a job at Marco Pierre White’s Soho restaurant L’Escargot. After leaving, Robert went on to the bar where he was assistant manager. “At college, I was burning out and doing a bit too much and I needed an understanding of front of house”.
Learn more about him below in this bio. Here we cover his age, details regarding his wife and children, and his career as a chef. Delve into this Robert Stacey Bio to learn more about him.
Robert Stacey On Bake Off: The Professionals
The lineup of 8 pairs of professional chefs is ready to compete in Season 5 of Bake Off: The Professionals. The show is premiering on Channel 4. Liam Charles, a former participant, is co-hosting the show alongside Stacey Solomon. The latter takes over for comic Tom Allen in the episodes. To win the season, the contestants must impress the judge’s panel, which comprises Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.
Robert Stacey is one-half of the pair representing Levens Kitchen. He honed his skills at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, and Le Caprice & Galvin at Windows before moving to Cumbria and joining The Castle Dairy. Robert partnered with his co-worker Mireia. They have been working at Levens for the past 18 months. She started cooking in Barcelona, where she won international awards for her patisserie skills.
Enrico and Antoine, Hungarian pair Boglarka and Kristian, Eight Club London members and best friends Emanuele and Mariola, family chefs Jeffery and Venus, Nathan & Kevin, Puddles Bespoke Patisserie’s Zachary and Jemima, and French chefs David and Cydrick are among the others competing against him.
Robert Stacey Age
At the time of this writing in 2022, Robert Stacey is 36 years old.
Does Robert Stacey Have A Wife?
Robert Stacey is happily married to his wife Katrina. They are parents to two children; Thea (born in 2011) and (born in June 2014). The family lived in Kendall for three years and is currently settled in Cumbria, the UK. Besides a few posts on his Instagram, not much is known about his wife and kids.
But, based on those posts, we can tell for sure that Robert is a family man who loves his wife and two daughters.
Although Katrina is on Instagram (@kat_stacey_), her profile is private at this moment.
Robert Stacey Career
While Robert Stacey was still at college, he managed to pack in one month’s work at the world-famous Ritz, three months at what was Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and two weeks at private bank Coutts and Co.
In March 2006, Robert joined Mitchells & Butlers based in Blackheath, London as an Assistant Manager. He served the business for a little over one and a half years quitting his job in October 2007.
From October 2007 to March 2008, Robert worked at SKI POWER LTD as a Private Chef.
Right after the private chef gig of six months, he landed the position of Senior Chef De Partie at Caprice Holdings Ltd. He worked in the company until February 2010. A month later, Robert started working at Galvin Restaurants at Chef de Partie and continued working till April 2011.
Additionally, it was at Galvin at Windows, in London’s Park Lane Hilton, under Andre Garrett where Robert found his culinary identity. “He was probably the biggest influence on my style and approach to food – clean, fresh, and well presented. “It was easily the best food I’d cooked since starting”.
After that, from April 2011 to December 2011, Robert started working for Aramark for Price Waterhouse Coopers located in Kendal, Cumbria as a head Chef. For a year, from May 2016 to May 2017, he served as a General Manager & Head Chef at The Lancrigg Hotel.
Furthermore, after quitting his job in Lancrigg, Robert joined The Plough at Lupton as a Head Chef. He started working there in May 2017. At the time of quitting his job at The Plough, he was also working at Cricketers Inns Limited which he had joined in January 2018.
Robert stepped down from his position in both places in January 2019.
Starting from January 2019, he has been working at Levens Hall Estate as an Executive Chef.
Coming to Robert’s academic qualifications, he attended Haberdashers’ Boys’ School from 1997 to 2004. He studied Art, Math, and Biology. In 2004, he attended Westminster Kingsway College and earned his diploma as a professional chef in 2007.
Robert Stacey Height
Per his pictures, Robert Stacey stands tall above the height of 6 feet.
Is Robert Stacey On Instagram?
Yes, Robert Stacey is on Instagram (@chef_robert_stacey).
Where Is Robert Stacey From?
Robert Stacey hailed from London. He moved from London to Kendall in 2011. Later, he moved to Levens, Cumbria in 2019.
When Is Robert Stacey Birthday?
Robert Stacey is yet to share his birthday.