From the Grill Room Curtis proceeded to the Mirabelle as Sous Chef and played a large part in creating the 'Mirabelle Cookbook'. He worked there for a further year and during his time there the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star. After winning Marco's trust and respect he was made Head Chef at another one of Marco's flagships the critically acclaimed Quo Vadis. A Soho institution since 1926, Karl Marx lived upstairs and the previous owners included Peppino Leonie and Damien Hirst. It was during Curtis's four year stint at Quo Vadis that he was approached by a publisher to be included in a book about London's finest chefs. This book 'London on a Plate' led to an agent and a number of opportunities within the media along with an ever increasing waiting list at the restaurant.