The Australian celebrity chef looks to offer you the best of the best while at sea.
Curtis Stone is not only known for his mouthwatering and delicious meals, but also for his charming personality. He not only has the ability to make you smile with his lovely meals but he can also make you laugh with his charm. He has teamed up with Princess Cruises to offer their patrons the best dining at sea experience they can get. Princess Cruises hosted a preview of his first restaurant at sea SHARE by Curtis Stonee in LA. The event was fully packed with lucky guests, most of them hungry. After a panel discussion ended, Chef Stone headed back to the kitchen to prepare what would be the best meal of my life. Chef Stone will offer a variety of dishes collectively called “Crafted by Curtis” in the fall, and starting early 2016 he’ll up the experience with “Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone”.
We got a chance to chat with him about the event, his cooking, and how he fell in love with cooking, check it out:
How does it feel having a packed event with a couple old friends and a few new faces?
Curtis Stone: It’s a stressful night for me. I’m not going to lie. Because I have to feed everyone. Whenever there’s an event where I have to feed everyone, I get a little edge to it. Even my wife will tell you if I have people over for dinner, I still get that edge. I think it just comes with being a chef. You get hyped up before you do a service. I’m having lots of fun I’m really excited.
I would liken that to a performer going up on stage…
Stone: For a performer I guess it’s the same because you’re always doing something different, on a different stage in a different city, but you know when you work in a restaurant there’s no variables. You know everything, you know your staff. You come to an event somewhere and you work out of a tent with an oven you have to rent. It’s all upside down.
Where did your love of cooking stem from?
Stone: As a kid I grew up with my Granny, Maude and my mom and they would cook beautiful food. You know whether it’s watching them in the kitchen, it’s a nice memory or when the cookies would come out of the oven I would get to eat one but I think there’s something so special about eating around a table with special people in your life. A lot of my life spent around a dinner table.
What does the future hold for you?
Stone: You know I’m just happy with who I am right now and where I am. I got kids a 3 year old, a 2 month old, and a super hot wife that I’m in love with. You know we got a great little restaurant in Beverly Hills and we get to do some interesting stuff now we have an excuse to go on a vacation.
P.S. Be sure to pick up his sixth cookbook, Good Food, Good Life. It’s a New York Times Bestseller! Lucky me, I got to take one home. Oh and if you’re in Beverly Hills by any chance stop by his restaurant, Maude. You definitely won’t forget it.
Thanks Chef Stone for the unforgettable evening!