Earlier this month, P&G Bounty had Bravo’s “Top Chef – Season 4” winner Stephanie Izard  on hand at the 2013 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, IL to demonstrate the newest paper towel innovation from Bounty – the DuraTowel. The International Home & Housewares Show is the largest housewares-only fair in the world and 60,000 home-goods professionals were on hand to reveal innovative new products. Stephanie showcased the benefits of using the product in the kitchen by participating in multiple cooking demonstrations, on-site media interviews and social media. Here’s the latest and greatest on Chicago’s very own Stephanie Izard.

STEPHANIE IZARD (36):Stephanie Izard, Food & Wine Best New Chef and James Beard Award Nominee, is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat

A 2011 James Beard ‘Best New Restaurant’ nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by many high-profile publications.  Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and has worked in some of the most respected kitchens in Chicago including La Tache, Spring, and Vong. 

 She previously owned the highly acclaimed restaurant Scylla, which she sold just prior to appearing on and winning Season four of Bravo’s “Top Chef.”  Izard’s first book, Girl in the Kitchen, was released in the fall of 2011 (Chronicle). Stephanie also has a newly launched product line called “The Flavor, By Stephanie Izard,” consisting of sauces and rubs. 

 To learn more about Stephanie visit or follow her on Twitter @StephAndTheGoat (35K followers as of 03/2013).