Curtis Stone reveals Covid forced him to close BOTH LA restaurants, but managed to keep his staff working using a famous Australian delicacy
He is the Melbourne-born chef who currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lindsay Price, and their two young sons.
And on Sunday, Curtis Stone revealed how his staff dealt with it after two of its restaurants, Gwen Butcher Shop and Maude, were forced to close last year due to the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.
Curtis, 45, shared news.co.au On Sunday it was a challenge to keep his business going, but he was able to keep his staff working by selling an Australian treat – the humble pie – at one of his other outlets.
Fingers in All Pies: Curtis Stone, 45, has revealed how he kept all of his employees working amid the pandemic – with a little help from a classic Australian meat pie
“We have a cake shop in Beverly Hills [that] does Aussie meat pies, a variety of sausage rolls, different kinds of wild pies and then also sweet pies, ‘he said, referring to Curtis’ restaurant The Pie Room By Gwen.
Curtis added that his Hollywood butcher shop has become “ busier and busier ” during the pandemic, while also setting up a picnic pop-up shop and running an events business that caters for customers’ homes.
Curtis added that life could change for the better in the coming months, following the news that more than 50 percent of Californians have reportedly received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.
Hap-pie days! “We have a cake shop in Beverly Hills [that] does Aussie meat pies, a variety of sausage rolls, different kinds of wild pies and then also sweet pies, ‘he said. Pictured: One of the cakes on offer in The Pie Room By Gwen, which Curtis owns
“ The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) just announced that you don’t have to wear a mask inside or out when you’re fully vaccinated, which is pretty incredible, I can’t even imagine that’s real anymore, ” he added to.
‘We are just reopening and in about three weeks. We welcome the guests back to the restaurant, which is very exciting for us. ‘
Curtis lives in Brentwood, Los Angeles with Lindsay and their children; sons Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six.
Family: Curtis lives in Brentwood, Los Angeles with Lindsay and their children; sons Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six (all pictured)
Fame: Curtis has become a household name in both Australia and the United States, making money as a bestselling cookbook author and television personality
He has become a household name in both Australia and the United States, making money as a bestselling author of cookbooks and television personality.
Despite his fame, Curtis – who will appear as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia on Sunday – told The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2018 that his childhood in Melbourne was ‘modest’.
“I didn’t get rich,” he said. ‘We lived in a fairly modest neighborhood, where I played a lot of football, and I feel more at home in that area than anywhere else.
“But it is true that we live a wonderful life in LA.”
Coming Soon: Curtis will appear as a guest judge on Sunday MasterChef Australia