January 30, 2011 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry
It looks as though Chef Curtis Stone has yet another reality show to add to his resume. In addition to appearing on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, and America’s Next Great Restaurant, the Aussie chef will also be hosting the next season of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Keep reading for all the details!
Bravo has tapped Curtis Stone of Celebrity Apprentice and America’s Next Great Restaurant to serve as the host of the next season of Top Chef Masters, and the sexy, Aussie chef couldn’t be happier about being on the other side of the challenges this time around.
“I think it’s good to have a chef on there who can empathize with the other chefs during the competitions,” Curtis tells Slashfood.com. “I’ll be on the judges panel, but I’m not going to cast advice, because I don’t want to judge my peers.
“Top Chef Masters is a whole different ball game,” says Stone. “Top Chef is a great show, but with Masters, these guys are seriously established chefs on the restaurant scene with Michelin stars, James Beard awards, and all that stuff.”
Definitely a little more refined than Curtis Stone’s competitors on Celebrity Apprentice.
“The Apprentice was bizarre,” says Stone. “I was sitting there before the first day and Cyndi [Lauper] was sort of singing to herself and I was thinking, ‘What am I doing here with all of these freaks?’ But you know what? I made a lot of good friends from it.”
In addition to his hosting duties for Top Chef Masters, Stone will also be a part of another reality show, America’s Next Great Restaurant, where he and other chefs, like Bobby Flay, will vote for the best idea for a new restaurant chain.
What do you think… Is Curtis Stone a good choice for the host of Top Chef Masters?
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