Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs: Curtis Stone
Meet The Culinary Entrepreneurs (MTCE) is an exclusive lecture series featuring some of America's top food business experts. Join us for our upcoming MTCE on September 20, as chef, restaurateur, author, media personality and businessman, Curtis Stone speaks to students.
This event is free for current ICE students.
Los Angeles Campus
521 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Curtis 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 in Beverly Hills, California, opened in 2014 to rave reviews. Curtis opened his second restaurant, Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant in Hollywood, California, with his brother Luke in July 2016. Curtis’ 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 Curtis himself has received awards such as Chef of The Year 2016 (Eater LA, both Editor’s and Reader’s Choice) and the first Excellence in the Culinary Arts Award from the Australian Government.
With the success of the restaurants and growing demand for customized culinary experiences, Curtis Stone Events was launched in 2017. Designing and tailoring personalized occasions while upholding the standards of Maude and Gwen, this new full-service company aims to raise the bar in the live events industry. Curtis has appeared on a number of top-rated programs including "Take Home Chef" (TLC), "Top Chef Masters" (Bravo), and "All-Star Academy” (Food Network). Curtis is head judge on Emmy-nominated "Top Chef Junior," an extension of the NBC "Top Chef" franchise, alongside host Vanessa Lachey. He hosted his first season of "Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking" on PBS. Curtis is a New York Times best-selling author with six cookbooks, his most recent titled, "Good Food, Good Life," and is a regular contributor to several magazines and television shows in the United States and Australia.
In 2016, Curtis 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 Farmer’s Coalition, Chrysalis and his current charity, AdoptTogether.