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[11/07/13 - 11:43 AM]
Chef Curtis Stone Is Officially Named Regular Guest Co-Host of ABC's "The Chew"
Stone will serve as "The Chew's" go-to chef sitting alongside Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.

[via press release from ABC]

CHEF CURTIS STONE IS OFFICIALLY NAMED REGULAR GUEST CO-HOST OF ABC'S "THE CHEW"

Chef Curtis Stone has been named regular guest co-host of ABC's "The Chew," it was announced today by executive producer Gordon Elliott. Stone, who has been a frequent guest on the show, will make his official debut in his new capacity beginning Tuesday November 12 through Friday, November 15. As a regular guest co-host of the daytime food and lifestyle show, Stone will appear in studio on a semi-regular basis to fill in when one of the five regular co-hosts of the show are off. Stone will serve as "The Chew's" go-to chef sitting alongside Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Curtis to 'The Chew' family," said executive producer Gordon Elliott. "Curtis brings our viewers a wealth of knowledge about food, cooking and pop culture. He's demonstrated his chemistry with our viewers and co-hosts countless times during his past visits. Not only that, the ladies loves him!"

"I couldn't be more excited to kick off my partnership with 'The Chew,'" said Curtis Stone. "It's my daytime TV staple, and I turn it on or catch up online whenever I get the chance. All of the hosts are an absolute delight to work with and bring a good combination of food philosophies, ideas and experience to the table. They each love food and cooking just as much as I do, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty on set to demo my very latest and greatest dishes."

About Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is an internationally known chef, TV host, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. His philosophy to cook as Mother Nature intended inspires Curtis to keep his recipes simple, using local, seasonal and organic ingredients and allowing the food to speak for itself. Curtis is the host of the popular culinary competition Top Chef Masters, which returned for a fifth season in July 2013. In addition to "The Chew," he is also a familiar face on dozens of shows including "The Today Show," "Ellen," "Conan," "The Talk," "The Biggest Loser" and "Celebrity Apprentice." Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis' passion for food was inspired as a boy by his grandmother's famous fudge. After finishing culinary school, he took a job cooking at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne before heading to London, where he honed his skills under legendary three-star Michelin genius Marco Pierre White at Café Royal, Mirabelle and the highly revered Quo Vadis. A regular headliner at global food shows, Curtis was the first chef to debut an eponymous product line at prestigious US retailer Williams-Sonoma. Curtis Stone's Kitchen Solutions launched in March 2012 on HSN. Curtis published his fifth cookbook, What's for Dinner?: Recipes for a Busy Life in April 2013 which made the New York Times bestseller list. Curtis currently cooks out of his test kitchen in Los Angeles and is opening a multi-functional culinary headquarters in the city in January 2014, featuring a showroom, production facilities and his first restaurant, Maude. Curtis has yearned to return to a restaurant kitchen ever since leaving his role as head chef at Quo Vadis in London, and is excited to open the doors to guests in just a few months' time.

About "The Chew"

Celebrating and exploring life through food, "The Chew" is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott's Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, "The Chew" serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.

Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and Curtis Stone (@curtis_stone) as well as hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali); Michael Symon (@chefsymon); Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly); Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter (TM).





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