Macy’s Is Looking For America’s Greatest Grilling Guru!

Macy's Sizzle Showdown

Don’t miss Macy’s Sizzle Showdown finale, where six finalists will compete for the chance to be crowned the Grilling Guru. Famous chef and members of Macy’s celebrity Culinary Council Chefs Johnny Iuzzini and Todd English will pick the winner live! The Grilling Guru winner receives $10,000 and a trip to the 2015 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

What is the Macy’s Culinary Council? It is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation’s leading culinary masters, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Johnny Iuzzini, Stephanie Izard, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck and Takashi Yagihashi. Launched in 2003, MCC’s team of distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy’s customers shop, cook and eat at home. The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy’s stores, with the aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef.

Macy’s Herald Square

Broadway Plaza
New York, NY 10001

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

With your purchase of $50 or more* in the Home Department, receive a special grilling gift and meet Culinary Council Chefs Johnny Iuzzini and Todd English, and have them sign your gift.

*One per customer, while supplies last, while time permits. Seating is first come, first served. Purchase must be made June 28th, 2014. Chefs will sign gifts after the event only. Gifts distributed June 28th only. Event subject to cancellation or change.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. jonathanmcmullen says:

    Thanks for sharing this!


  2. tara pittman says:

    This sounds like so much fun. My hubby would love to go to this but we live to far away.


    1. Tara, I was supposed to cover the event but unfortunately have a prior family commitment. 😦


  3. bellavidaletty says:

    I enjoy cooking but I haven’t really grilled before.


    1. Bellavidaletty, check out some of my grilling recipes. They are pretty straight forward. Enjoy!


  4. madameamrose says:

    Tht looks like it would be a blast to attend. When we still lived in an apartment, we actually got a countertop grill just so we could get somewhat-grilled steaks.


    1. Madameamrose, sometimes you have to do what you have to! I know I would if I was in that situation.


  5. Holly says:

    If only we lived in NYC…


  6. My hubby would love this! I hadn’t heard of this until now. Thanks for sharing. =)


  7. Melissa Smith says:

    I had no idea Macy’s had anything like this! If only I lived closer to check out all the action.


  8. Jessica P says:

    I wish I could go! This sounds like a ton of fun. I am going back to my old stomping ground, but not for another month or so.


  9. Holli Ann says:

    This looks like so much fun! I wish I was closer! 🙂


  10. Sydney says:

    Would love to get recipes from the winners!


  11. bakesinslippers says:

    wow this looks awesome! plus i love grilling and macys!


  12. Fantastic post! wish i could attend.


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