Just in time for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Macy's has teamed with Kristen Kish, the winner of Bravo's "Top Chef" Season 10.
Kish will host in-store events at six Macy's stores (Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston), highlighting the Asian food experience with special tastings and more. Kish will also discuss the importanceof 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 VP of diversity & inclusion strategies.
Kish is 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 celebrate that."
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.
A complete listing of Macy's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events are listed at macys.com/celebrate.