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CONTACT:         Julie Strider
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                 Kristina DeGrocco
                 646-429-7470 / kristina.degrocco@macys.com



           “MACY’S GREAT AMERICAN CHEFS TOUR”
               BRINGS CELEBRITY TALENT FROM
   MACY’S CULINARY COUNCIL TO CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

                Celebrity Chefs, Energetic Events and Fantastic Food Abound During
                          Live Cooking Demonstrations In Cities Nationwide

New York, NY – May 30, 2012 – “Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour” is embarking on a cross-country
road trip, pairing the celebrity chefs of Macy’s Culinary Council with live cooking demonstrations, food
tastings and a celebration of local culinary talent from coast-to-coast. Renowned chefs from Macy’s
Culinary Council including Rick Bayless, Cat Cora, Marcus Samuelsson and Johnny Iuzzini will visit
Macy’s stores, culinary schools and other venues in more than 15 cities this summer, where they will
prepare signature dishes using local ingredients, share cooking tips with the audience, dish out delicious
samples and spotlight the talents of local chefs. For culinary fans not able to attend the tour events, “The
Great American Chefs Tour,” hosted by celebrity chef and The New York Times best-selling author Devin
Alexander, will air on public television stations nationwide beginning in September, sponsored by Macy’s.


“For nearly 10 years, Macy’s Culinary Council has been a valuable resource of culinary knowledge and
talent that inspires our customers, and we are excited to take these stellar chefs on the road as part of
‘Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour,’” said Amy Kule, group vice president national events and
partnership marketing for Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group. “This dynamic program includes both
engaging live events at Macy’s stores and venues nationwide, as well as a national television series for
public television stations, allowing us a new opportunity to share their expertise with fans in local culinary
communities.”


Kicking off today in Seattle, the “Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour” will continue through mid-July,
making stops in more than 15 cities along the way including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, New
Orleans, Miami, New York City, Detroit and Minneapolis. The tour events will take place at Macy’s stores,
culinary schools and select other venues and will feature celebrity chefs from Macy’s Culinary Council
hosting informative and fun cooking demonstrations with the goal of teaching the audience how to pick,
prepare and serve dishes that make the most of locally-grown ingredients. In each city along the route,
the Council chefs will be joined by local culinary talent and dynamic host and chef Devin Alexander who
will lend their own expertise to cooking demonstrations. Audience members will not only receive great tips
about sourcing and preparing fresh, local ingredients, but a chance to sample the delicious dishes being
prepared. Starting in September, “The Great American Chefs Tour,” sponsored by Macy’s, will air as a
separate 26-episode weekly television series on public television stations nationwide.


“Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour” is made possible in part through a partnership with KitchenAid®. For
more information about Macy’s Culinary Council, please visit macys.com/culinarycouncil.


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® and the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, 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.


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, Johnny Iuzzini, 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.


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