Eric Stein Chef/instructor Johnson & Wales University
Eric Stein is using his fingers to count. "Fifteen, sixteen, seventeen," he says to himself, finally stopping when he reaches twenty. Stein is ticking off the number of jobs he's held during his 27 years on earth, and by the time he's finished rattling off numbers, it's clear that he's had nearly as many jobs as he is years old -- every single one of them culinary. "I've never had a job -- any job -- that didn't involve cooking," says Stein, a cooking instructor at Johnson & Wales University, a position he's held since he was 23.