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MEET | STEPHANIE IZARD
Featured 6.12-6.18.17 | In a world oddly dominated by men, there’s nothing more inspirational than a kick-ass female chef. Take Stephanie Izard for example: James Beard Award Winner, Winner of Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Award, Chef & Owner of three brilliant restaurants (Girl & The Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat), Cookbook Author (Girl in the Kitchen), Iron Chef winner (yes, she beat Masaharu Morimoto AND Michael Symon), former competitive swimmer and, as it turns out, very fast skipper. Kind of makes you feel like you haven’t accomplished a whole lot, right? All this to say, Stephanie is wildly talented and incredibly well-respected, not to mention kind, hilarious and really, really fun to be around. Oh, and in case you missed it, she can cook like a true boss. Truth is, I kind of want to be her, don’t you?
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Stephanie Izard, James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine Best New Chef, is the Executive Chef/Partner of three Chicago restaurants: Girl & the Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat.
A 2011 James Beard Best New Restaurant nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bakery and bar. In March 2016, Stephanie opened her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008) and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of Fan Favorite. She appeared on Iron Chef Gauntlet this spring. Among other recent projects, Izard has a product line called This Little Goat, consisting of cooking sauces and spice mixes for home cooks. Izard’s first book, Girl in the Kitchen, was released in the fall of 2011 (Chronicle). More information on Stephanie Izard can be found at www.stephanieizard.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @StephAndTheGoat.