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, and it continues to receive rave reviews from respected outlets, such as Time, Travel + Leisure, Eater LA, LA Magazine, Angeleno and more. Curtis also released his latest cookbook, Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You’ll Love to Make and Eat, in March 2014. Curtis has been featured on several Food Network series, including Kitchen Inferno, All-Star Academy, Guilty Pleasures and Beach Eats USA.
The heat is on, as host Curtis Stone opens up the pressure- cooker setting that is: Kitchen Inferno. The plucky contestants face a sizzling gauntlet, as they attempt to out-cook a series of increasingly skilled chefs, each time given the tempting option to run with their money. With so much on the line, the blazing heat of the kitchen may be too much to handle. Each participant has their own story, from dream honeymoons to the fantasy of opening a new restaurant, but will their desires be matched by their culinary skill-set? Can the courageous competitors reach the final for a chance to take home $25,000, or will they watch their winnings go up in smoke? Find out in this scorching new cooking competition on Food Network this August.