Macy’s welcomes chef, author, and television personality, Kristen
Kish at six stores nationwide for discussions and tastings surrounding
Asian culture and cuisine
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This May, Macy’s celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with
renowned chef, Kristen Kish. Kish, the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef”
Season 10, will host in-store events at six Macy’s stores across the
country, highlighting the Asian food experience with special tastings
and more. Kish will also discuss the importance of her heritage and its
specific influence on her culinary style.
“Cuisine is a vital element of Asian-Pacific culture and heritage and we
are honored to welcome Kristen Kish, a celebrated culinary master chef,
as she helps Macy’s celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month in stores
nationwide this May,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice president of
Diversity & Inclusion Strategies.
Kish is the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10, becoming the second
female chef to win the competition. Following her successes, Kish
assumed the role of Chef de Cuisine for Barbara Lynch’s Menton in
Boston. Most recently, Kish was co-host of “36 Hours,” a Travel Channel
production that partnered with The New York Times to bring the popular
newspaper column of the same title to television. Kish will release her
first book, “Kristen Kish Cooking” this fall.
“I am thrilled to partner with Macy’s for Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month to honor so many cultures and styles of food and the many
wonderful people and stories that inspire me on a daily basis,” said
Kish. “Food helps people tell a story and allows them to proudly embrace
who they are and where they come from – and Macy’s helps explore and
Following the discussion, Macy’s will host a Korean market reception
that includes local Asian cuisine sampling, skin care tips, Korean art,
music and social media tutorials. In addition, with any housewares or
cookware purchase of $50 or more, guests will receive a limited-edition
Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month tote bag and cutting board,
plus a photo opportunity with Kristen Kish. (While supplies last and as
time permits. Purchase must be made at the specific Macy’s event
location and on the day of the event.)
Below are the stores and select information for Macy’s Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month events:
Macy’s Galleria Houston – Houston – Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Herald Square – New York City – Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
Boston Downtown Crossing – Boston – Thursday, May 11 at 5 p.m.
Los Angeles Downtown – Los Angeles – Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.
on State Street – Chicago – Wednesday, May 17 at Noon
Square – San Francisco – Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
For a complete listing of Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
events, please visit macys.com/celebrate.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers
fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670
locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam,
as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international
destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its
stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers
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. Macy’s flagship stores
— including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San
Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South
Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are
leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year
tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees,
Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national
charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a
difference in the lives of our customers.
For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit
our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
About Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in
Michigan, where she showed an affinity for cooking at a young age. Kish
attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, and competed on Bravo’s Top Chef
Season 10 where she won the coveted title, becoming only the second
female chef to win the prestigious competition. She went on to become
Chef de Cuisine of Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch’s fine dining restaurant.
After leaving the position in 2014, Kish acted as co-host of “36 Hours,”
a Travel Channel show that partnered with The New York Times to bring
the hit newspaper column to television. In each episode, co-hosts Kish
and Kyle Martino arrived in a new city where they had 36 hours to
explore the most delicious foods and hot spots, and experienced the best
attractions unique to each place. Kish will release her first book,
Kristen Kish Cooking, this fall.
Christine Olver, 646-429-5713