Curtis Stone reflects on how Covid-19 forced him to close BOTH restaurants in Los Angeles
Curtis Stone reveals Covid forced him to close BOTH restaurants in LA – but managed to keep staff employed with help from iconic Australian staple
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 fared after two of his restaurants, Gwen Butcher Shop and Maude, were forced to close last year amid the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.
Curtis, 45, told news.co.au on Sunday that while keeping business afloat was a challenge, he was able to keep his staff employed by selling Australian delicacies – the humble pie – in one from its other points of sale.
Fingers in all the pies: Curtis Stone, 45, revealed how he’s made it possible for all of his employees to work amid the pandemic – with a little help from a classic Australian meat pie
‘We have a bakery in Beverly Hills [that] are Australian meat pies, a variety of sausage rolls, different types of game pies, then sweet pies too, “he said, referring to Curtis’ restaurant The Pie Room By Gwen.
Curtis added that his butcher’s shop in Hollywood had become ‘increasingly busy’ during the pandemic, while also having opened a pop-up picnic shop and an events company that deals with home catering. client.
Curtis added that life could change for the better in the coming months, after news was reported that more than 50% of Californians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.
Hap-pie days! ‘We have a bakery in Beverly Hills [that] makes Australian meat pies, a variety of sausage rolls, different types of game pies and then sweet pies too, ”he said. Pictured: One of the pies offered at Pie Room By Gwen, which is owned by Curtis
“ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that you don’t need to wear a mask inside or outside if you’re fully immunized, which is pretty amazing, I don’t can’t even imagine it’s real right now. ” he added.
“We’re just in the throes of reopening and in about three weeks. We will welcome the guests back to the restaurant, which is very exciting for us.
Curtis lives in Brentwood, Los Angeles with Lindsay and their children; son Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six.
Family: Curtis lives in Brentwood, Los Angeles with Lindsay and their children; son Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six (all pictured)
Fame: Curtis has become a household name in Australia and the United States, winning as a best-selling cookbook author and TV personality
He became a household name in Australia and the United States, earning as a bestselling cookbook author and TV personality.
Despite her fame, Curtis – who is due to appear as a guest judge on Sunday in MasterChef Australia – told Australian Women’s Weekly in 2018 that her childhood in Melbourne was ‘humble’.
“I didn’t grow up rich,” he says. “ We lived in a fairly humble neighborhood, where I played a lot of football, and I feel more at home in this environment than anywhere else.
“But it’s true that in LA we live a fabulous life.
Coming soon: Curtis set to appear as a guest judge on Sunday in MasterChef Australia