How did Curtis Stone become a chef?
Born in Melbourne, Stone first started cooking at the age of just four, under the guise of his grandmother, Maude. “Whether it was making marmalade with my nan and grandad or fudge with my granny, I look back now and think it was a little odd for a 5-year old to be so obsessed with food.”
He studied a Bachelor of Business before deciding to dedicate his life to becoming a chef.
Stone started his culinary career at the Savoy Hotel at the age of 18 before chasing his dream to London to work for Marco Pierre White. "I decided I was going to work for legendary chef Marco Pierre White—no matter what it took.” Stone worked under Pierre White for some time, working at the Cafe Royal, Mirabelle and later as Head Chef at Quo Vadis.
Does Curtis Stone have his own restaurants?
Stone opened his first restaurant, Maude Restaurant, in 2014, in Beverly Hills which focuses on seasonal cuisine paired with superb wine. He has also opened a second restaurant, Gwen, a world-class butcher and fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles with his brother Luke. Gwen is named after his grandmother that taught him how to cook all those years ago.
What is Curtis Stone most famous for?
Stone’s appearance on The Apprentice propelled him onto the celebrity chef circuit. After numerous TV appearances, he firmly secured himself as one of Australia’s most well-known celebrity chefs. He was named one of People magazine's sexiest people in 2016. In Australia, he is well-known as the face of Coles supermarkets.
What is Curtis Stone's net worth?
It is estimated that Curtis has a net worth of $16 million and that he receives a salary of over $20,000 per episode.
Has Curtis Stone written a book?
To date, Curtis Stone has published six cookbooks.
- Surfing the Menu, 2005
- Surfing the Menu, again
- Cooking with Curtis, 2006
- Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone, 2009
- What’s For Dinner? 2013
- Good Food, Good Life, 2015
Who is Curtis Stone's wife?
Curtis Stone married American actress, Lindsay Price, in 2013. The pair started dating in late 2009 and are often seen together on the red carpet or at dinner events.
What are his famous recipes?
Curtis is well known for his Australian style, fresh, meaty dishes that are served with seasonal dishes.
Does Curtis Stone have his own cookware range?
Curtis released a cookware range called Kitchen Solutions, designed specifically for home cooks. From cutting boards to sharp knives and mise en place containers, he has thought of it all. In Australia, you can find his range stocked in Target.
What TV shows has he appeared on?
Whilst stone has never officially had his own television show he has appeared on Surfing the Menu, Dinner in a Box, Good Food Live and Saturday Kitchen. He was also the host of the first season of My Kitchen Rules in Australia.
Which brands does he work for?
You would most likely have seen Stone as the on-air face and ambassador of Coles Supermarkets, a contract which he has held since 2010.
Does Curtis Stone have any kids?
Custis and Lindsay have two sons. Hudson was born in November 2011 and Emerson Spencer, was born in September 2014.