This season marks the 10 th 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 10 th 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. 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 10 th 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.