Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone was born on November 4, 1975 in Melbourne, Victoria. He started cooking at the age of five, learning from his grandmother. He soon obtained his education from Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, before taking up a degree in Business. However, he realized that his passion was food and began to work at restaurants in his hometown.
Soon, Curtis Stone found himself heading to London and looking for a job. He later worked alongside Marco Pierre White at The Cafe Royal and Mirabelle. He soon became head chef at Quo Vadis before he moved to California's exclusive Restaurant 301. When he returned to Australia, he began to host the cooking show Surfing the Menu with chef Ben O'Donoghue.
Since then, he has appeared on a number of television shows which showcase his culinary talents. He was in UK programs like My Restaurant Rules, Dinner in a Box and Saturday Kitchen. He also gained fame for starring on TLC's Take Home Chef. Guest appearances of his include those in NBC's Today show, Martha Stewart's show, Masterchef and Iron Chef America. In 2010, he became known for becoming a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice 3. He placed fourth on the show, having been eliminated in its tenth episode. He then continued to appear on other talk shows like Oprah Winfrey's and Ellen Degeneres'. He soon joined the judging panel for NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- He began dating actress Lindsay Price in 2010.
- In 2008, he developed a line of kitchen utensils called 'Kitchen Solutions by Curtis Stone'.
- Some of the books that he has penned include: "Surfing the Menu: Two Chefs, One Journey: A Fresh Food Adventure", "Cooking With Curtis: Easy, Everyday and Adventurous Recipes for the Home Cook," and "Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood".
- In 2006, he was listed as one of People Magazine's sexiest men alive.
2011: America's Next Great Restaurant (TV series)
2010-2011: The Apprentice (TV series) - Contestant
2009-2011: The Biggest Loser (TV series)
2008: Cooking with Curtis Stone (video short)
2006-2007: Take Home Chef (TV series)
2004-2005: Surfing the Menu (TV series)
2004: My Restaurant Rules (TV series) - Host
"Ever since I was young I've always been fascinated with food - whether it was making marmalade with my Nan and Grandad or fudge with my Granny. I've always realized it was food that brought my family and friends closer together. I often hear people say that they don't have the time to cook. Well, actually, a good home cooked meal can take less time than waiting for a take-in pizza! And be a lot more fun. It's one of life's great pleasures."