Macy’s and the Country’s Top Chefs Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Macy’s Culinary Council

Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:07am EDT

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Macy’s and the Country’s Top Chefs Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Macy’s Culinary Council

Macy’s and chefs toast to 10 years with anniversary event at Macy’s Herald Square

This season marks the 10th anniversary of Macy’s Culinary Council, the retailer’s exclusive program that includes in-store events, marketing (including online content), and culinary initiatives, all featuring some of the country’s most talented chefs. Through the Council, Macy’s provides its customers access to the chefs’ favorite recipes and valuable advice, aiming to help home cooks feel like professional chefs in the kitchen. Macy’s commemorated the 10th anniversary of Macy’s Culinary Council last night with a celebration at Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar at Herald Square, Macy’s New York City flagship store. The event featured a menu highlighting recipes from the talented Council chefs who were on hand to join in the festivities.

Macy's Culinary Council 10th anniversary at Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar Herald Square on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Macy's Culinary Council 10th anniversary at Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar Herald Square on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in New York City (Getty Images/Cindy Ord)

The current Macy’s Culinary Council roster includes Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Johnny Iuzzini, Stephanie Izard, Wolfgang Puck, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai and Takashi Yagihashi.

“This year, we are celebrating a milestone with the 10th anniversary of Macy’s Culinary Council,” said Amy Kule, group vice president of Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group. “For a decade, the Council has brought some of the country’s highest caliber chefs to serve as a force of culinary expertise and inspiration for Macy’s customers. Over these years, Macy’s Culinary Council has offered engaging and educational events with everything from grilling competitions to cross-country food truck road trips. We look forward to even more culinary excitement and inspiration in the years ahead.”

Since its launch in 2003, Macy’s Culinary Council has counted within its line-up a dynamic group of esteemed chefs who are among the most celebrated and recognizable within their industry. This multi-faceted program features a broad range of elements from in-store cooking demonstrations to popular cookbooks, all aimed at providing Macy’s customers with exclusive experiences and access to exciting chefs, their food and their expertise. A dedicated sitelet, macys.com/culinarycouncil, offers home cooks a range of recipes, video tutorials and information about local events. So for recipes, cooking tips, event information and more about Macy’s Culinary Council, please visit macys.com/culinarycouncil, or follow @CulinaryCouncil.

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the United States and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers 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. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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About Macy’s Culinary Council

Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC) is a national culinary authority that comprises 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 master chefs.

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