Movie star Chef Curtis Stone is a busy man. He competed in Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, now streaming on Netflix, simply accomplished filming the second season of FOX’s Crime Scene Kitchen and runs LA eating places Maude and Gwen and Georgie in Dallas. He additionally has authored quite a few cookbooks and has a kitchenware line on HSN.
We caught up with the Aussie chef to speak about his newest undertaking, launching Gathar, a platform for taking the onerous work out of entertaining with the power to guide wonderful culinary experiences, in Los Angeles.
Please inform us slightly about Gathar and what’s distinctive about it?
CS: Gathar is Australia’s main platform for reserving personal cooks, which we’ve now launched within the US with LA as the primary market. Gathar is exclusive as a result of it takes away the work of preparation, service and extra so you may get again to entertaining and internet hosting with out all the trouble. Gathar is giving individuals again time to benefit from the good occasions. Individuals can select or create the right menu and their Culinarian (chef, grazing stylist or caterer), arrives with the whole lot they should prepare dinner, serve and clear up!
How are you concerned with Gathar and why did you select to launch it?
CS: As US co-founder, I’m so excited for what Gathar is bringing to the US and all of the experiences we’re going to create. Having family and friends over to your home for a meal is the place among the finest reminiscences are created, however because the one who’s often within the kitchen I miss a variety of these moments. Gathar makes it straightforward for anybody to guide their very own personal chef to allow them to sit down and benefit from the occasion. I additionally love that Gathar helps cooks to begin and construct their very own personal catering enterprise – one other problem I do know firsthand. I can see how a lot worth Gathar can carry to our culinary companions, so the cooks can simply deal with what they do finest.
How did it begin and increase in Australia and why did you resolve to carry it to California?
CS: Since its launch in 2018, Gathar now companies 30 places throughout all Australian states and territories. After serving up tens of 1000’s of 5-star dishes Down Beneath, we’ve introduced the modern platform Stateside.
We selected California to launch in first as there’s excessive demand from clients that like to entertain of their properties and a powerful chef provide from the hospitality trade.
When and the place will it launch?
CS: Gathar is now dwell throughout LA. We plan to increase throughout California in 2022, earlier than launching into different key states in 2023.
How do you see it benefitting cooks, and diners, in CA?
CS: That is a tremendous group of cooks and caterers we’ll be supporting, giving them the power to create restaurant-quality eating experiences for individuals within the consolation of their very own properties. I do assume this opens the doorways for alternatives for cooks, cooks, and caterers to share their love of meals with much more individuals. There’s nothing like a house cooked meal, it’s simply so intimate. Cooks are getting on the market, connecting, networking, and doing what they’re most obsessed with – sharing their love of meals with the individuals round them.
How does it work and what are the prices?
CS: Gathar hosts merely select or create their desired menu and the chef arrives with the whole lot wanted to prepare dinner, serve, and clear up afterwards. A devoted Gathar concierge takes care of each scrumptious element from begin to end. Charcuterie tables and appetizer packages begin from $50 per particular person, and sit-down menus from $160per particular person.
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What are a few of your upcoming tasks?
CS: Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend debuts on Netflix on June 15. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of that I’m a fierce competitor so this present is correct up my alley. I used to be an enormous fan of the unique Iron Chef and revered the likes of Mashauru Morimoto. It was a possibility I couldn’t go up — getting to hang around with outdated buddies like Dominique Crenn and Ming Tsai, whereas making new buddies whereas trying over one another’s shoulders and studying from each other. I additionally simply completed filming the second season of Crime Scene Kitchen for FOX. I needed to be actually diligent about attending to the gymnasium each morning as a result of it’s a dessert competitors and I’d spend the day consuming sweets. It’s a tricky job however somebody’s gotta do it! Keep tuned for extra particulars on that.
Gathar formally launched in LA on June ninth, 2022. For extra info, go to the Gathar web site at https://www.gathar.com/.