Stein headed south to Charleston in 2012 to join the Neighborhood Dining Group as Chef de Partie of McCrady’s, training under chefs Sean Brock, Jeremiah Langhorne and Daniel Heinze for two years. Returning to Pennsylvania in 2014, Stein spent a year at Cure, honing his skills as sous chef for esteemed Chef Justin Severino. When McCrady’s transformed to a tasting-menu-only restaurant in 2016, Stein returned to the Holy City to join the team. McCrady’s orchestrates an intimate and adventurous dining experience for guests in the 22-seat dining room. In July 2018, Stein was promoted to Executive Chef and now leads the culinary team, working with purveyors to craft an ever-changing menu that celebrates ingredients in a unique and elevated fashion. In 2018, McCrady’s received the high honor of an AAA Five-Diamond Award, the only restaurant in South Carolina with this esteemed distinction.
Stein spends time biking and going to the gym to create balance and relieve stress outside the busy kitchen and is a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan. He continues to love many forms of art, including food photography, which is regularly featured on the McCrady’s Instagram account.