Chef/Culinary Personality/Restaurateur/Cookbook Author
Based in Los Angeles, Curtis Stone is a Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, author, and culinary entrepreneur. After launching his culinary career at age 18 at the Savoy Hotel’s five-star restaurant in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, Stone moved to Europe to further his education and classical training under renowned chef Marco Pierre White. He worked with White for eight years, a foundation that would inform his subsequent career in Los Angeles. In 2014, Stone opened his first solo restaurant — Maude, in Beverly Hills — to immediate acclaim. Following the success of Maude, he opened Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant in Hollywood 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. In addition to the restaurants, Stone operates Curtis Stone Events in Los Angeles, a full-service events and catering company that crafts personalized occasions for guests.
Outside his restaurants, Stone is widely known for his appearances on television programs such as Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo), and the Emmy-nominated Top Chef Junior (an extension of the NBC Top Chef franchise), as well as making frequent appearances on MasterChef Australia. In fall 2019, Stone 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 2 premiered in October 2020 and is streaming on Peacock and Tastemade. In May 2021, he filled a judge’s seat for Crime Scene Kitchen (FOX), an all-new baking competition hosted by Joel McHale, with Season 2 set to premiere in winter 2023. Stone recently entered Kitchen Stadium as an Iron Chef for Netflix’s Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, which debuted in June 2022. A New York Times–bestselling author, the chef has authored six cookbooks including his most recent, Good Food, Good Life. In 2007, Stone 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.
In 2016, Stone began a new pledge to give back through his #Commit2One initiative. Each year he partners with a charity, devoting the majority of his time and resources to the cause. Through these efforts, he has raised funds and awareness for The National Young Farmer’s Coalition, Chrysalis, AdoptTogether, Share Our Strength (which aims to end childhood hunger through their No Kid Hungry campaign), and Drought Angels.
Stone is married to actress Lindsay Price and the couple live in Los Angeles with their two sons.