In London, Stephan worked his way up the culinary ranks to eventually achieve the position of head pastry chef at the Michelin starred Zafferano, working alongside celebrity chef and author, Georgio Locatelli for several years. Stephan went on to run his own bistro restaurant, The Red Room, before moving to France and then back to London where he worked as the executive pastry chef at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and then more locally in Blackheath, London at the critically acclaimed bakery, Boulangerie Jade.
In 2010, Stephan moved back to Canada and settled in Fort Langley with his wife and young family.
Stephan is committed to preserving and celebrating the historical significance of the Reid Block site. He decided to name the bakery, Blacksmith Bakery, the first of many steps in this endeavor. If you know of a story that connects Langley to this site he would love to hear from you. Stephan is excited and honoured to continue in the footsteps of the Reid family and, through his fine bakery wares, hopes to delight the local community and beyond.