Curtis Stone

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Curtis Stone
Curtis Stone 2012.jpg
Stone in 2012
Born (1975-11-04) 4 November 1975 (age 38)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Chef, Television Personality
Spouse(s) Lindsay Price (m. 2013)
Children 1
Website
curtisstone.com

Curtis Stone (born 4 November 1975) is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator"[1][2] by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice 3.

Background[edit]

He was born in Melbourne, Australia. Stone began cooking with his grandmother at the age of four. He attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. His father, Bryan Stone, is an accountant.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Stone studied for a Bachelor of Business degree before deciding to pursue a career as a chef.[3] He worked at some top Australian restaurants before leaving to work at various restaurants in London. In Australia, he debuted his cooking career at age 18 at the Savoy Hotel.[4] On completing his qualifications as a chef, Stone began cooking in London under Marco Pierre White at the Café Royal and Mirabelle.[5] He went on to become head chef at White's Quo Vadis where he worked with James Robertson who went on to own the London Steakhouse Company with Marco Pierre White.

Television[edit]

Stone returned briefly to Australia to make the travelling cooking show Surfing the Menu (on ABC TV) with another chef, Ben O'Donoghue.[6]

Stone had appeared on a number of cooking programmes in the UK, including Dinner in a Box, Good Food Live and Saturday Kitchen. He also hosted the first season of My Restaurant Rules in Australia. Beginning in May 2006, Stone hosted Take Home Chef on TLC in the United States,[7] which went on to become an international hit for TLC.[citation needed]

Stone appears regularly on NBC's Today. His second appearance in 2007 featured him visiting the home of host Meredith Vieira to teach her how to cook, as her children had complained that she did not know how.[8] On 14 January 2011, Stone co-hosted the fourth hour of Today with Hoda Kotb.[9] He has also appeared on Martha Stewart's show Martha, Access Hollywood, Lopez Tonight and The Nate Berkus Show. On 7 June 2011, Curtis was a guest on Conan, where he taught Conan O'Brien how to prepare the perfect date night meal.[10]

Stone has appeared on Food Network's Iron Chef America in the episode "Battle Skipjack Tuna," where he lost to Iron Chef Bobby Flay.[11] Stone has also appeared on several episodes of The Biggest Loser.

Stone was a candidate on The Celebrity Apprentice 3, which premiered in March 2010 and was the third installment to the celebrity version of The Apprentice. The show premiered on 14 March 2010, and Stone was fired on 16 May 2010, placing fourth out of 14 contestants. Stone has also made appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Stone appeared on a segment of Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure, a four-day television event that aired in January 2011. Stone threw the talk show host a beach barbecue on Hamilton Island's Whitehaven Beach using Australia's best seafood, meats and produce.[12]

In June 2010 it was announced that Stone would join the judging and investment panel on NBC's new series America's Next Great Restaurant alongside Bobby Flay, Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia.[13] The first season aired in 2011 directly followed by the fourth edition of The Celebrity Apprentice, where Stone made a guest appearance on the first episode.[14]

In 2011, Stone became host of the third season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, replacing Kelly Choi.[15] In January 2012, Bravo announced Stone would co-host a new culinary reality show called Around the World in 80 Plates with fellow celebrity chef Cat Cora. The series, which premiered in May 2012, follows 12 chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days.[16]

Stone has appeared in ads for Coles Supermarkets, Hy-Vee[17] and Great Grains cereal. In 2011, Stone described to GQ Australia[2] his relationship with big supermarkets: "I never even thought about working for a supermarket. But there’s that feeling you get when you walk down the street and someone comes up and says, ‘You know what? We never used to cook fish in our house. Since we’ve tried that salmon recipe we have it once a week.’ The feeling that gives you is worth a million other things".[18]

In August 2012 he appeared in an episode of MasterChef Australia All-Stars.

On February 1, 2014, Stone opened his first restaurant, Maude in Beverly Hills, California. [19]

Other projects[edit]

In 2007 Stone hosted the Great Barrier Feast Culinary Masterclass event on Hamilton Island featuring other notable Australian chefs, including Geoff Jansz, Shannon Bennett, and Justin North.[20]

In 2008 Stone developed "Kitchen Solutions by Curtis Stone,"[21] a line of kitchen utensils, accessories and glassware. He also has written a series of cookbooks, including Surfing the Menu: Two Chefs, One Journey: A Fresh Food Adventure and Cooking With Curtis: Easy, Everyday and Adventurous Recipes for the Home Cook. His latest book, Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood, was released in 2009.[22]

In 2010, Stone gave a cooking class and demonstration at the Singapore Sun Festival.[23] In October 2010 it was announced that Stone had created recipes for in-flight meals for United Airlines.[24]

Curtis Stone is also creating recipes for US-based Hy-Vee grocery stores.[citation needed]

In 2011, he was appointed as an ambassador for Cottage by the Sea, alongside big wave surfer Jeff Rowley and Olympian Cathy Freeman. The ambassadors help the Australian charity raise funds to provide short holidays for disadvantaged children.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Stone began dating American actress Lindsay Price in late 2009.[26] Stone and Price became engaged in July 2012,[27] and married on June 8, 2013 in Spain.[28] They have one son, Hudson, born on 6 November 2011.[29][30]

Stone is a fan of the Geelong Football Club.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Maurer (13 January 2011). "Curtis Stone Replaces Kelly Choi As Host of Top Chef Masters". Random House Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Stacey Leebern (25 May 2011). "Curtis Stone: Interview". Southern Views. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Curtis Stone". TV.com. 24 November 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Take Home Chef: Meet the Chef". TLC. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Curtis Stone: Celebrity Chef". Lifestylefood.com.au. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Curtis Stone - Surfing the Menu". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  7. ^ http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/takehomechef/takehomechef.html
  8. ^ "Cooking with 'Take Home Chef' Curtis Stone - Today: Food: Recipe - MSNBC.com". Msnbc.msn.com. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Bad New Ladies: Curtis Stone Confirms He's Taken". msnbc.msn.com. 14 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Curtis Stone Teaches Conan How to Cook for Date Night". 8 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "List of Iron Chef America Episodes". 
  12. ^ "Day Two of our Ultimate Australian Adventure in which Curtis Stone Serves us Dinner, We Hang Out With All Ten Tenors and I Make Oprah Cry". 11 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Curtis Stone and Two Others Join Bobby Flay Restaurant Series". TVGuide.com. 
  14. ^ The Apprentice (Season 11): Episode 1
  15. ^ "Bravo: Curtis Stone to Host Top Chef Masters Season 3". Eater.com. 
  16. ^ "Bravo Release—Announce NEw & Returning Series for 2012". 7 January 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.hy-vee.com/company/press-room/press-releases/hy-vee-partners-with-curtis-stone-to-celebrate-food-family-fun.aspx
  18. ^ [1], Curtis Stone - GQ
  19. ^ Hallock, Betty (10 January 2014). "First look at Curtis Stone's Maude restaurant in Beverly Hills". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Island daze for tropical gourmands". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 July 2007. 
  21. ^ http://www.curtisstone.com/kitchen-solutions.aspx
  22. ^ Curtis Stone (November 2009). "Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone". New York Magazine. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  23. ^ "Singapore Sun Festival official site". 
  24. ^ Haywood, Linda (27 October 2010). "Curtis Stone Recipes: Braised Short Ribs and Chinese Chicken Salad". article. http://theglobalherald.com The Global Herald. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  25. ^ "Ambassadors of our Charity". Cottage by the Sea. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  26. ^ "Aussie chef running hot abroad". News Ltd. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  27. ^ Michaud, Sarah (2012-07-12). "Curtis Stone Engaged to Lindsay Price". People. 
  28. ^ Galla, Brittany (2013-06-09). "Lindsay Price, Curtis Stone Get Married in Spain". Us Weekly. 
  29. ^ Stone, Curtis. (21 November 2011). Chef Curtis Stone Twitter post
  30. ^ Michaud, Sarah (22 November 2011). "Curtis Stone, Lindsay Price Welcome First Child". People. 
  31. ^ "PARADE Readers Chat With Curtis Stone". Parade. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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