Curtis Stone (born 4 November 1975) is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator" by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice 3.
Stone was born in Melbourne, Victoria and began cooking with his grandmother at the age of five. He attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. His father, William Stone, is an accountant.
Stone was studying for his Bachelor of Business before deciding his heart was in food. He worked at some top Australian restaurants before leaving to work at various restaurants in London. In Australia, he debuted his cooking career at age 18 at the Savoy Hotel. On completing his qualifications as a chef, Stone began cooking in London alongside Marco Pierre White at the Café Royal and Mirabelle. He went on to become head chef at Marco's Quo Vadis before moving to the exclusive Restaurant 301 located in Eureka, California.