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 laborious work out of entertaining with the flexibility to e-book wonderful culinary experiences, in Los Angeles.
Please inform us just a little 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 effort. Gathar is giving individuals again time to benefit from the good instances. Individuals can select or create the right menu and their Culinarian (chef, grazing stylist or caterer), arrives with every little thing 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 a number of the finest recollections are created, however because the one who’s normally within the kitchen I miss lots of these moments. Gathar makes it simple for anybody to e-book 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 deliver to our culinary companions, so the cooks can simply give attention to what they do finest.
How did it begin and broaden in Australia and why did you determine to deliver it to California?
CS: Since its launch in 2018, Gathar now providers 30 places throughout all Australian states and territories. After serving up tens of hundreds of 5-star dishes Down Beneath, we’ve introduced the progressive platform Stateside.
We selected California to launch in first as there may be excessive demand from clients that like to entertain of their properties and a robust chef provide from the hospitality business.
When and the place will it launch?
CS: Gathar is now dwell throughout LA. We plan to broaden 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 an incredible neighborhood of cooks and caterers we’ll be supporting, giving them the flexibility to create restaurant-quality eating experiences for individuals within the consolation of their very own properties. I do suppose 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 enthusiastic about – 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 every little thing 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 initiatives?
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 cross up — getting to hang around with previous buddies like Dominique Crenn and Ming Tsai, whereas making new buddies whereas wanting 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 health club each morning as a result of it’s a dessert competitors and I’d spend the day consuming sweets. It’s a troublesome 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/.