Stephanie Izard - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Stephanie Izard

Girl and the Goat - Chicago, IL

As executive chef/partner of the acclaimed Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat, Stephanie Izard has earned the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes in 2013, and been named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2011. Known for her boldly flavored, globally influenced food, Izard was also awarded the title of Iron Chef after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet in 2017.

A 2011 James Beard Awards Best New Restaurant nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by such publication as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, and Better Homes & Gardens. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bakery, and bar. In 2016, Stephanie opened her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

Additionally, in 2008, Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of Fan Favorite.

Among other recent projects, Izard has a product line called “This Little Goat,” consisting of cooking sauces and spice mixes for home cooks. Izard’s first book, Girl in the Kitchen, was released in 2011 and her second book, Gather & Graze, was released last year.