Curtis Stone is an internationally known chef, TV host, entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of Maude in Beverly Hills. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis first found his passion for food while watching his grandmother make her legendary fudge. After finishing culinary school, he headed to London, where he honed his skills under legendary three-star Michelin genius Marco Pierre White. In a short number of years, he quickly rose through the ranks to become head chef at Marco’s highly revered restaurant, Quo Vadis. While living in London, Curtis appeared in several U.K. cooking shows before catching the eye of television producers in Australia and the United States. Curtis opened his first solo restaurant, Maude, in 2014.