Luxury retail brand Macy's Inc has launched a cross-country road trip featuring renowned chefs from Macy's Culinary Council including Rick Bayless, Cat Cora, Marcus Samuelsson and Johnny Iuzzin.
Kicking off on May 30 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. All the chefs will prepare signature dishes using local ingredients, share cooking tips with the audience, dish out delicious samples and spotlight the talents of local chefs.
Audience members will not only receive great tips about sourcing and preparing fresh, local ingredients, but also a chance to sample the delicious dishes being prepared.
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.
"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 from Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group. "This dynamic programme 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."
Hosted by celebrity chef Devin Alexander, The Great American Chefs Tour sponsored by Macy's will air on public television stations nationwide beginning in September. In total, the show will be featured as 26-episode weekly television series on public television stations nationwide.