Macy's Culinary Council Adds Marc Forgione to Elite Chef Roster

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Macy's (NYSE:M) announced Marc Forgione as the latest chef to join the Macy's Culinary Council (MCC), a team of talented and distinguished chefs who serve to inspire the way Macy's customers shop, cook and eat at home. Forgione, who was recently crowned season three winner of Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, will kick-off his new position on Macy's Culinary Council with an in-store cooking demonstration at Macy's Chicago on State Street on March 8 at noon.

Marc Forgione joins nation's leading culinary masters on Macy's Culinary Council. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We are thrilled to announce Marc Forgione as the newest member of our distinguished Macy's Culinary Council," said Martine Reardon, executive vice president of marketing for Macy's. "This exclusive Council is comprised of the nation's highest caliber chefs, and as his many accolades demonstrate, Marc is an ideal addition to this team. Through in-store appearances and participation in Macy's Culinary Council initiatives, Marc will teach our customers how to cook, and shop, like a master chef."

Macy's Culinary Council launched in 2003 and includes some of the most notable and recognized chefs in the country. These chefs host cooking demonstrations in Macy's stores and offer their culinary tips and expertise to cooking enthusiasts nationwide through marketing, in-store displays and online content.

"It's truly an honor and privilege to join the exclusive ranks of a council that includes such celebrated men and women in the cooking industry," said Marc Forgione, executive chef and restaurateur." The last few months have been a whirlwind, but I look forward to this new and exciting opportunity to help inspire Macy's customers in doing one of the things I enjoy best, cooking at home."

About Marc Forgione

Winner of Season Three of the Next Iron Chef, Marc Forgione is the Chef/Owner of Marc Forgione (www.marcforgione.com) in NYC. Recognized with a glowing 2 star review from Sam Sifton of The New York Times, restaurant Marc Forgione is an approachable place "that people walk by and are compelled to enter and where the ingredients are the star." In addition to the Iron Chef title, Forgione was most recently coveted with his second Michelin star in the 2011 guide, making him the youngest American-born chef and owner to receive the honor in consecutive years (2010, 2011).

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, Tyler Florence, Marc Forgione, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson, Tim Scott, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck and Takashi Yagihashi. Launched in 2003, MCC serves as the face of Macy's Culinary and Housewares divisions, making an impact on how customers are inspired to shop, cook and eat at home.

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.

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