Macy’s has announced that Stephanie Izard is the newest chef to join its Culinary Council. A James Beard Award nominee, Food & Wine Best New Chef and season four winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” 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.
As characterized by the department store chain, Macy’s Culinary Council includes esteemed chefs who serve as a force of culinary expertise and inspiration for customers. Featured in Macy’s in-store events, culinary initiatives, marketing and online content, Culinary Council chefs share recipes and culinary tips that can help home cooks feel more like professional chefs in the kitchen, the company noted. The Macy’s Culinary Council program includes a range of elements aimed at providing consumers with exclusive experiences and access to the chefs, their food and their advice. Among its features is in-store cooking demonstrations, food truck tours, restaurants at Macy’s locations and cookbooks.
“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,” said Chef Stephanie Izard.
“Since its launch in 2003, Macy’s Culinary Council has included a diverse, talented and dynamic assortment of distinguished chefs,” said Amy Kule, group vp 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.”