Chef Stephen Rafferty

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Location: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dish: Whatever is requested or that I'm tinkering with


Certified Executive Chef® Stephen Rafferty is also a Level I Sommelier. He owned Yellow Submarine Catering, which catered for crowds up to 300, providing onsite cooking and service for weddings, birthdays, City Hall openings, and private dinners.

He’s also worked as an executive chef and a private chef, an ACF evaluator on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, and participated in the Chef Exchange through C.E.C. in Italy.

Chef Stephen worked in Research & Development for Sun Mountain Foods Manor in Texas, volunteers for Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and has cooked for Czech support and relief dinners.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • Certified Executive Chef®
  • Level I Sommelier
  • ServSafe® Proctor
  • State Food Safety Proctor


  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, Culinary Institute of America

Special Interests

My bike and long rides in the Hill Country on weekends.

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