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Macy's Culinary Council Welcomes Chef Stephanie Izard to Elite Roster

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Macy's Culinary Council Welcomes Chef Stephanie Izard to Elite Roster13:00 EDT Thursday, March 14, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Chef, restaurateur, author and television star Stephanie Izard is the newest chef to join Macy's Culinary Council, an exclusive team of the country's finest chefs who serve to inspire the way Macy's customers shop, cook and eat at home. A James Beard Award nominee, Food & Wine “Best New Chef” and winner of Bravo's “Top Chef”(Season Four), Izard will serve as an ambassador for Macy's Home department alongside fellow Macy's Culinary Council chefs including Rick Bayless, Cat Cora, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai and Wolfgang Puck. Macy's Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard. (Photo: Business Wire) "I'm so honored to be part of the Macy's Culinary Council with chefs that I have looked up to in one way or another my entire career,” said Chef Stephanie Izard. “I am really happy to have the chance to interact more with Macy's shoppers by sharing some of my favorite recipes and cooking tips." Macy's Culinary Council includes esteemed chefs who serve as a force of culinary expertise and inspiration for Macy's customers. Featured in Macy's in-store events, culinary initiatives, marketing and online content, the chefs share recipes and culinary tips, helping home cooks feel like professional chefs in the kitchen. The comprehensive Macy's Culinary Council program includes a range of elements aimed at providing Macy's customers with exclusive experiences and access to the chefs, their food and their valuable advice including in-store cooking demonstrations, food truck tours, restaurants at Macy's locations and cookbooks. “Since its launch in 2003, Macy's Culinary Council has included a diverse, talented and dynamic assortment of distinguished chefs,” said Amy Kule, group vice president for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group. “Inviting Stephanie to join allows Macy's to celebrate emerging new culinary stars and bring their talent straight to our customers through Macy's Culinary Council in-store events and broad-based initiatives. Stephanie is an acclaimed chef, successful restaurateur and television favorite, making her a perfect fit for the Council.” For recipes, cooking tips, event information and more about Macy's Culinary Council, visit macys.com/culinarycouncil, or follow @CulinaryCouncil. About Stephanie Izard Stephanie Izard, Food & Wine “Best New Chef” and James Beard Award nominee, is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by many high-profile publications. Izard is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and has worked in some of the most respected kitchens in Chicago including La Tache, Spring and Vong. She previously owned the highly-acclaimed restaurant Scylla, which she sold just prior to appearing on and winning season four of Bravo's “Top Chef.” Izard's first book, “Girl in the Kitchen,” was released in the fall of 2011 (Chronicle). Izard also has a newly launched product line called "The Flavor, By Stephanie Izard," consisting of sauces and rubs. To learn more about Izard visit www.stephanieizard.com or follow her on Twitter @StephAndTheGoat. About Macy's Culinary Council Macy's Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation's leading culinary masters. Launched in 2003, MCC's team of distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy's customers shop, cook and eat at home. The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy's stores, with the aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef. About Macy's Macy's (NYSE: M), the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at almost 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130314005968/en/ Macy'sJulie Strider, 646-429-5213julie.strider@macys.comorKristina DeGrocco, 646-429-7470kristina.degrocco@macys.com