Curtis Stone is a chef, restaurateur, author, media personality, and businessman. He began his cooking career in his homeland of Australia and later honed his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in London under renowned chef Marco Pierre White. His first solo restaurant, Maude (Beverly Hills, California), opened in 2014 to rave reviews. Stone opened his latest restaurant, Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant (Hollywood, California), with his brother, Luke, in July 2016. He has also partnered with Princess Cruises to open a six-course fine dining experience at sea, described by Cruise Critic as “cruise cuisine, redefined.”
Stone’s restaurants have been honored with top accolades, including Restaurant of the Year (Eater LA), Best New Restaurant and Best Restaurant (LA Weekly), and Most Beautiful Restaurant in the Country (Eater National), while Stone himself has received awards such as Chef of the Year 2016 (Eater LA — both Editor’s and Reader’s Choice) and the first ever Excellence in the Culinary Arts Award from the Australian government. With the success of the restaurants and a growing demand for customized culinary experiences, Curtis Stone Events was launched in 2018. Designing and tailoring personalized occasions while upholding the standard of his renowned restaurants, this new full-service company aims to raise the bar within the live events industry.
Stone has appeared on a number of top-rated programs including Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo), and All-Star Academy (Food Network). He is currently head judge on the Emmy-nominated show Top Chef Junior, an extension of the NBC Top Chef franchise, alongside host Vanessa Lachey. Stone is a New York Times best-selling author with six cookbooks; his most recent is titled Good Food, Good Life. He is also a regular contributor to several magazines and television shows in the United States and Australia.
In 2016, Stone began a new pledge to give back: #Commit2One, wherein each year he partners with a charity and devotes the majority of his time and resources to the cause. As part of this initiative, he has raised funds and awareness for The National Young Farmers Coalition, Chrysalis, AdoptTogether, and his current charity, Share Our Strength, which aims to end childhood hunger. Stone is married to actress Lindsay Price, and the couple lives in Los Angeles with their two sons.