Stephanie Izard


Empire Builders

The first woman to win Top Chef, Stephanie Izard is a force of nature. She’s the Chicago chef and restaurateur behind an acclaimed trio of restaurants—Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, and Duck Duck Goat—all located in the same neighborhood. She was named Iron Chef after winning Season 1 of the Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet. Stephanie has authored two cookbooks, launched a line of sauces and spices, won countless awards, and even has her own festival. Held every September in Chicago, the Fulton Market Harvest Fest celebrates local restaurants, live music, and craft beer, and raises money for local charities.


Cherry Bombe University
OCt. 26th to oct. 28th

Lauren Goldstein