- Location Los Angeles
- Restaurants Maude, Share and Gwen
- Awards Chef of The Year 2016 by Eater LA, both Editor's and Reader's Choice, and received the first-ever Excellence in the Culinary Arts Award from the Australian Government
Curtis StoneCHEF, RESTAURATEUR, AUTHOR & CULINARY ENTREPRENEUR
Curtis Stone is a Los Angeles-based Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, author and culinary entrepreneur. Curtis began cooking at the Savoy Hotel’s five-star restaurant in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia at the age of 18. He moved to Europe when he was 21 to further his education and classical training under renowned chef Marco Pierre White for eight years, a foundation that would inform his subsequent career in Los Angeles. In 2014, Curtis opened his first solo restaurant, Maude (Beverly Hills, CA), to immediate acclaim. Following the success of Maude, Curtis opened Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant (Hollywood, CA) in July 2016 with his brother Luke Stone. The brothers opened their second restaurant together, Georgie, modeled after Gwen, with restaurateur Stephan Courseau in Dallas, Texas in fall 2019. This February, Curtis opened a pop-up, The Pie Room by Gwen, in the Maude space, serving traditional Aussie meat pies, puddings, and tarts. In addition to the restaurants, Curtis operates Curtis Stone Events in Los Angeles, a full-service events and catering company that crafts personalized occasions for guests.
Outside his restaurants, Curtis is widely known for his appearances on television programs such as Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo), the Emmy-nominated Top Chef Junior, an extension of the NBC Top Chef franchise and makes regular appearances on MasterChef Australia. In fall 2019, Curtis debuted Field Trip with Curtis Stone on PBS, a six-episode series inspired by his global travels to research the regional menus at the newly minted Michelin-starred Maude. Season two premiered in Australia in July 2021. This summer, Curtis took a judge’s seat for Crime Scene Kitchen (FOX), an all-new baking competition hosted by Joel McHale. A New York Times bestselling author, Curtis has authored six cookbooks including his most recent, Good Food, Good Life. In 2007, Curtis developed Kitchen Solutions, a collection of sleek and functional cookware, which has now become the best reviewed brand and top-selling culinary line on the Home Shopping Network.View other stars