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Biography

Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes” recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of four Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Cabra Cevicheria.  Most recently, Izard was also awarded with the coveted title of  “Iron Chef” after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet.

A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly... READ MORE

Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes” recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of four Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Cabra Cevicheria.  Most recently, Izard was also awarded with the coveted title of  “Iron Chef” after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet.

A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bakery and bar. In March 2016, Stephanie opened her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  2019 brought Stephanie’s newest restaurant, Cabra Cevicheria, a Peruvian inspired eatery on the rooftop of The Hoxton, Chicago. Girl & the Goat Los Angeles will be opening early 2021!

Izard was awarded with the coveted title of “Iron Chef” after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet. Additionally, Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008) and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of “Fan Favorite.”

Stephanie is the proud founder of “This Little Goat,” a line of globally inspired cooking sauces and spices for home cooks. The products are an expression of her international travels and culinary inspiration. Every single flavor started in the restaurants and is still served on menus today.

Among other recent projects, Izard published her first book, “Girl in the Kitchen,” in 2011 and her second book, “Gather & Graze” in April 2018.More information on Stephanie Izard can be found at www.stephanieizard.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @stephanieizard.

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