Chef Emeril Lagasse Joins Macy's Culinary Council

Lagasse's New Cookware Collection Available at Macy's

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This summer, Macy's (NYSE:M) will welcome Emeril Lagasse, one of America's most beloved celebrity chefs, to its esteemed Macy's Culinary Council, a culinary initiative that aims to impact the way customers shop, cook and eat at home. Lagasse will join fellow Council members such as Todd English, Tyler Florence, Cat Cora, Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai and Govind Armstrong, as a face of Macy's housewares and food divisions.

"Lagasse is one of the most recognized chefs in the United States known for his culinary expertise and innovation. His regional New Orleans cooking style adds a distinctly different dimension to the current roster of celebrated chefs on the council," says Jeff Kantor, President, GMM Home at Macy's. "With his help, Macy's will continue to be an influential voice on today's home and tastemakers, guiding shoppers in choosing the very best tools of the trade for their kitchens."

Macy's has long been a leader in culinary innovation and the company looks to this new partnership with Lagasse as its latest venture in bringing the highest quality cookware and food industry expertise to its consumers. Lagasse's top quality collection of stainless steel cookware with copper banding, created in conjunction with All-Clad, will be available at Macy's stores this summer. Updated for the evolved at-home cook, the line features new ergonomic (PRO-CLAD(TM)) handles, sauce pans with pouring spouts, straining lids with variable straining size and laser etched measuring marks. The 10-piece set features the essentials for a well-stocked kitchen including an 8-inch fry pan, 10-inch fry pan, 1.5-quart sauce pan and lid, 3-quart sauce pan and lid, 3-quart saute pan and lid and a 6-quart stock pot with lid.

"Macy's unique culinary initiatives have made it a leading retailer for people who are serious about cooking and I'm thrilled to join the council and to have my updated cookware set available in Macy's stores across the country," says Lagasse.

Macy's commitment to providing the best of the best for the kitchen combined with the culinary guidance of the Council ensures that customers will not only select the right tools for their homes but also know how to use them. With Lagasse on board, Macy's will continue to bring celebrity chef-caliber shopping experiences to its stores.

About Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of eleven restaurants across the country. He opened his newest restaurant, Emeril's Chop House, on May 22 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. He is a national TV personality, having hosted over 1,500 episodes of his shows Essence of Emeril and Emeril Live on the Food Network, and is also the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. He is the host of Emeril Green, an original series exploring fresh and seasonal ingredients on Discovery's Planet Green. Emeril is the best-selling author of thirteen cookbooks, including his latest, Emeril at the Grill. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYXE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In September 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support and encourage culinary arts and education programs for children. As of May 2009, the foundation has contributed $3 million to organizations in New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast.

Macy's Culinary Council

Macy's has a number of culinary initiatives that impact the way customers shop, cook and eat at home including the Macy's Culinary Council, a national culinary authority comprised of 15 of the nation's top chefs. The council includes culinary masters Govind Armstrong, Rick Bayless, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Tyler Florence, Gale Gand, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Andrea Robinson, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Tim Scott, Ming Tsai and Takashi Yagihashi. These chefs serve as the face of Macy's housewares and food service divisions and help guide consumers in selecting the best tools of the trade. Macy's has been reinterpreting and reenergizing the casual dining experience with their "fresh food fast" quick service, celebrity chef, in-store restaurants across the country such as Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi and Marcus Samuelsson's Marc Burger. Visit macys.com/culinarycouncil for recipes, tips and events.

About Macy's

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer 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(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers. For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at www.macys.com/pressroom.

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