Born in Cornwall, Jack is the middle son of Rick and Jill Stein. His love for the hospitality world, in particular the kitchen and food-side of things, was apparent from a young age. He kicked off his career working as a kitchen porter during the school holidays, and at 16 tried his hand at front of house, working as a waiter throughout the remainder of his professional education. He studied at Cardiff University, completing a BSC in Psychology before going on to do a Masters in Ancient History. However, his heart was set on cooking, and he re-entered the family business as a Commis Chef at The Seafood Restaurant upon graduating, before becoming Sous Chef at Rick Stein’s Café.
Jack has since worked as a chef at restaurants across the world, including La Régalade in Paris, before extensive travels to Australia, the Far East and Japan, via a stint in the kitchen at Tetsuya’s, Sydney.
Jack is a familiar face on television, has filmed series’ including Wine, Dine and Stein (co-hosted with brother Charlie), Jack Stein: Born to Cook on SBS and UKTV food, and Inside the Box. Plus, appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, a regular spot on Packed Lunch and also featured on ITV’s 2021 series, Cooking with the Stars, with celeb partner AJ Odudu.