Macy's Culinary Council chefs jump on board for a cross-country food truck tour
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Macy's announced the kick-off of "Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go," a national food truck tour showcasing Macy's Culinary Council (MCC). Rolling into cities nationwide, Macy's first-ever food truck tour will feature a MCC chef at each stop, including Cat Cora, Todd English and Marcus Samuelsson, cooking his or her favorite summertime recipes and dishing them out free!
"We're thrilled to launch 'Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go' food truck tour," said Amy Kule, Macy's group vice president of national events and partnership marketing. "Our renowned team of culinary experts will hit the road from coast-to-coast, meeting fans, making great food and celebrating the return of summer. The MCC chefs are an invaluable resource, and the tour gives them the opportunity to meet with foodies and fans across the country while sharing their expert advice and recipe ideas."
Kicking off in Miami on June 28 at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up and continuing through late summer, the Macy's-branded food truck will visit multiple cities during its nationwide tour including Miami, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Some notable stops include an appearance at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) festivities in New York City, a visit to Boston's Prudential Center, an outing to the Portland Saturday Market and a stop at Washington, D.C.'s Eastern Market.
With a member of MCC at each stop, many of the Council's celebrated chefs will take part in the tour, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai and Takashi Yagihashi. KitchenAid(R) will provide appliances to prepare timeless, summer-inspired dishes such as hamburgers, a homemade ice cream recipe created by Emeril Lagasse and signature side dishes selected by the guest MCC chef at each stop.
If delicious free food and celebrity chefs weren't enough to get you to "go-go" visit the food truck tour when it rolls into your town, fans that "Like" Macy's on Facebook (www.facebook/macys), or follow Macy's on Twitter (@macyevents), will receive a special gift at each food truck stop, while supplies last. Fans can also join the chefs on Twitter as they tweet live from the food truck by using the hashtag #macyschefs. While the chef's dishes are free, guests can support a good cause by donating to Feeding America(R), the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks.
For additional information about MCC and the full "Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go" tour schedule, please visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil. For MCC media materials, including chef images, go to www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/MacysCulinaryCouncil.
About Macy's Culinary Council
Macy's Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation's leading culinary masters, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson, Tim Scott, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck and Takashi Yagihashi. 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 a master chef.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), 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.
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Released June 21, 2011