Eric Stein, M.S., R.D., C.C.E.

Eric-Stein_Wellness_chef-Photo-thumb-242x290-1An expert in the field of food and nutrition, Wellness Chef Eric Stein is the owner of Enlightened Flavors, LLC, a food and nutrition consulting company that brings together the combination of culinary arts and nutrition education. Working in a variety of the top spa resorts in North America, Eric has crafted his own style of cuisine that includes the use of global flavors, seasonal ingredients, and nutrient rich foods. As a specialist in food and nutrition education, the combination of his culinary expertise and dietetic registration is reinforced by his passion for spreading the awareness that food can be both delicious and nourishing. His mission is to help others in the food, nutrition, and wellness industries bridge the components of a healthy lifestyle. Please visit or email him at to learn how he can help you incorporate the benefits of a nutrient rich diet into your life.

Chef Stein has formerly held positions as the Colorado State Vegetarian Nutrition Coordinator for the American Dietetic Association, and served on the board of advisors for Cooking Matters Colorado (formerly Operation Frontline). He is a regular contributor to “Gold Medal Classroom,” the official monthly e-zine of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFE). He is the author of Culinary Nutrition Principles and Applications, and co-founder of MindFuel Living, LLC.

He began his career in culinary education as a graduate teaching assistant at Eastern Illinois University where he received his Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education while enrolled in their dietetics program. From there he returned to his alma mater Johnson & Wales University where he taught across the curriculum in both the AAS in Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition Bachelor’s Degree programs. He currently resides in Chicago where he teaches at Kendall College.