Monday, May 21 | 6:00p - 7:00p
Chicago Athletic Association | Stagg Court
12 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60603
Since becoming Top Chef’s first female winner, Stephanie Izard opened three iconic restaurants in Chicago, traveled around China, and became an Iron Chef. And now she’s here to share her next adventure: a cookbook with recipes that hit all of the right salty, savory, tangy, and sweet notes. Her craveable, knockout food pairings will surprise and delight any home cook: Banh Mi Burgers, Duck Breast with Brown Butter Kimichi, and Sticky Sweet Potato Cake with Blueberry-Tomatillo Jam. Join us for an evening devoted to spectacular eating and entertaining with one of the most celebrated chefs working today. Izard will be in conversation with Catherine De Orio, host of the Emmy award-winning dining review show Check, Please.
“What I have always adored about Stephanie is that somehow her energy and positive spirit are just as compelling as her over-the- top delicious food. . . . I dare you to open this book and not want to cook everything!”—Gail Simmons, food expert, judge, Top Chef
Stephanie Izard is the Executive Chef/Partner of three of Chicago’s most-celebrated restaurants: Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Dinner, and Duck Duck Goat. She is the recipient of the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” and was one of Food & Wine Magazine's “Best New Chefs” in 2010. Most recently, she claimed the Iron Chef title after competing on the Food Network’s show, Iron Chef.
Known to many Chicagoans as the host of the Emmy award-winning dining review show Check, Please!, Kendall College Trust’s executive director, Catherine De Orio, also travels the country to dish on the food scene. Appearing on behalf of her own company. Culinary Curator, and various corporations, she writes articles relating to food, travel, and lifestyle for various publications, develops recipes, consults on events, and speaks at high-level engagements around the country. Zagat named her one of the “10 Chicago power players you need to know now,” and New City included her in the 2013-2015 “Big Heat” List of Chicago’s most influential culinary figures.