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Macy’s Celebrates Asian Culture and Flavors with Chef Kristen Kish for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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)--Apr. 27, 2017-- 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.

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Kristen Kish partners with Macy's for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kristen Kish partners with Macy's for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. (Photo: Business Wire)

“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 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. (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 – HoustonThursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Macy’s Herald SquareNew York CityWednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Boston Downtown Crossing – BostonThursday, May 11 at 5 p.m.
Macy’s Los Angeles Downtown – Los AngelesSaturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.
Macy’s on State StreetChicagoWednesday, May 17 at Noon
Macy’s Union SquareSan FranciscoThursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

For a complete listing of Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events, please visit macys.com/celebrate.

About Macy’s

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.

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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.

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Macy's
Christine Olver, 646-429-5713
christine.olver@macys.com

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