Who is Curtis Stone? 'MasterChef: Legends' judge and Gordon Ramsay share same mentor
If you enjoy watching culinary shows then chances are you might have definitely stumbled upon the face of celebrity chef, Curtis Stone. The 45-year-old Australian chef is not only popular inside the kitchen but also on reality television, thanks to his dashing looks and impressive talent.
Despite being no stranger to culinary shows, considering his appearance on several shows like 'Top Chef Masters', 'Surfing the Menu', 'Take Home Chef', he still never made an appearance on 'MasterChef' US. Finally, Curtis' fans have a huge reason to rejoice, as the popular Australian chef is all set to make his much-awaited debut as a guest judge on 'MasterChef: Legends' alongside Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Aaron Sanchez. Read on to know all about this dashing chef.
Who is Curtis Stone?
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis first found his passion for food whilst watching his grandmother make her legendary fudge and his mother roast her perfect pork crackling. He quickly learned to appreciate the beauty of home-cooked food and cherished the way it brought people together. This realization remains his biggest motivation and vision in his successful career.
Although Curtis learned quite a bit from being in the kitchen with his grandmother and mother since the age of five, he still attended culinary school and took up a job at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne. He then headed to London, where he was mentored by the legendary three-star Michelin genius, Marco Pierre White, at Café Royal, Mirabelle. and the highly revered Quo Vadis. Marco also happens to be Gordon Ramsay's mentor.
Curtis opened his first-ever restaurant in 2014 in Beverly Hills called Maude. Curtis also appeared in several tv shows and was named as one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2006.
As the author of five cookbooks, Curtis has shared his culinary know-how with readers around the globe. Curtis launched his fifth cookbook, a New York Times best-seller: 'What's For Dinner?: Recipes for a Busy Life' in April 2013 (Ballantine). He also contributes to a variety of food and lifestyle magazines. He is a food columnist for the wildly popular O Magazine, contributing on a bimonthly basis. His debut column was published in the October 2013 issue.
Curtis developed Kitchen Solutions, a line of sleek and functional cookware, in 2007 after spending thousands of hours with home cooks in their own kitchens. The goal is to bring confidence to the kitchen with tools that help make cooking inspired and effortless. The first chef to debut an eponymous product line at Williams-Sonoma, Curtis has expanded the range over the years.
He is associated with several charities around the world, including Feeding America in the US and Cottage by the Sea and Make-A-Wish in Australia. He is married to actress Lindsay Price and the couple have two children together.
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MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 airs every Wednesday at 8/7c only on FOX.