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Stephanie Izard Husband Gary Valentine Is A Craft Beer Consultant

Stephanie currently resides in LA with her son Ernie and Partner Gary
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Stephanie Izard husband Gary Valentine is an Event brand ambassador in Chicago. Stephanie and Gary got married at the Bridgeport Art Center in 2013.

Stephanie is the woman contestant to win Top Chef Season 4 and is the only winner of the show's original version to take the 'Fan Favorite' title.

She was appointed to the Macy's Culinary Council and named celebrity chef of 'CMT artist of the year.' 

She graduated from the University of Michigan and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. She has worked in some of the most respected kitchens in Chicago, including La Tache, Spring, and Vong. She owned the highly-acclaimed restaurant Scylla, but she sold the restaurant just before appearing on Top Chef Season 4. 

DoorDash announced Stephanie Izard as their first Chief Restaurant Advisor in 2022. In her new role as an Advisor, she will act as a 'Voice of the Industry' within DoorDash to ensure local restaurateurs are represented at the decision-making table. 

DoorDash Inc. is a multinational company operating an online food ordering and delivery platform. 

Stephanie is primarily active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has around 192k followers on her official Instagram account, 477k followers on her Facebook account, and 65k followers on Twitter.

Stephanie Izard Husband Is From Los Angeles

Ernie Valentine Izard with their parents Gary and Stephanie
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Top Chef winner Stephanie and her husband Gary Valentine welcomed their first children in March 2016. The name of their son is Ernie William Valentine. 

Gary is also active on social media platforms like Instagram and LinkedIn. He has around 1.8k followers and follows 235 people from his official Instagram account.

He shares around 1900 posts from his Instagram account, where most photos are of his son Ernie. 

Gary's wife Stephanie has a product line called 'The Little Goat' consisting of cooking sauces and spice mixes for home cooks. She is also a cookbook author, and her first book 'Girl in the Kitchen' was released in 2011. In 2008, she released her second book 'Gather & Graze.'

Gary Valentine Is A Craft Beer Consultant

LinkedIn Profile Of Gary Valentine
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Gary Valentine joined Stephanie Izard Inc. in Chicago as a Beverage manager from January 2012 to January 2019. 

He directs all beer menus in Multiple restaurants like Girl and The Goat, Little Goat Diner, Duck Duck Goat, This Little Goat Taqueria, and Cabra. Furthermore, he provides staff training for 250+ coworkers and budgeting for the beer program. 

He also served as a Production Associate at Zac Brown Collective in Nashville from March 2013 to February 2020. He worked with local breweries, vendors, and venues to ensure enough product was ordered, all legal requirements were met, and the staff was educated correctly to represent the breweries. 

Moreover, he collaborated with management, technical crew members, and fellow supervisors to organize their operations.

He worked as an Instructor at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago from January 2014 to February 2022. In his new role as an Instructor, he was writing and teaching various courses on the business and styles of beer at the oldest technical brewing school in the United States.

Gary joined as an Event Manager at Fulton Market Harvest Fest in Chicago From January 2016 to November 2018. As an Event manager, he has had to design purchasing and floor plans. He has to collect the data for inventory and equipment needs. He also worked in a Human resources division, hiring and training food and beverage teams. 

He created a beverage pairings plan for all ticketed dining event menus. He also prepared action plans to maintain product freshness and consistent inventory levels and created and engaged strategies to boost performance while decreasing operating costs.

Now, he worked as an Event Brand Ambassador in Illinois from March 2013 to the present. 

He has to plan, organize, staff, and represent various food and beverage brands at events around the United States. He works with multiple hotels, stadiums, and conference venues’ suppliers, purchasers, and event teams while creating unique experiences to showcase brands at events ranging from 50 to 30,000 guests.

Gary and his Son Ernie enjoying their holiday at Los Angeles Zoo
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Stephanie Izard And Gary Valentine Married In 2013

The Top Chef Season 4 winner Stephanie got married to Event manager Gary Valentine on October 6, 2013, in Chicago. 

The main attraction of their marriage is the food menu which was something to discuss. The couple throws the wedding reception at the Bridgeport Art Center. 

Chef Giuseppe Tentori prepared a family-style spread of red wine braised beef short ribs, roasted cod with grilled fennel, and heirloom sauce for the main course. Stephanie tweeted about the cake made by Chicago Cousin, designed as a ting cask to match Valentine's specialty. 

Stephanie Izard Net Worth In 2023

Stephanie Izard is an American Chef who has a net worth of $3 million. 

Stephanie earns a good amount of money from her successful cooking career. Her highly- acclaimed restaurants in Chicago are the primary source of her income. 

According to Glassdoor, the salary of a chef in the United States is around $50,294 per year. The base salary is $46,430 annually, and additional pay is around $3864 annually.

Stephanie share new recipes at The Kelly Clarkson Show
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She is mainly known for TV shows like Top Chef (Season 4) on the Food Network.

Some of the TV shows of Stephanie Izard are:

  • Bacon Noir (2011)
  • Top Chef Eats (2017)
  • Top Chef Masters (2009)
  • Bobby and Sophie on the coast (2022)

Stephanie Izard Restaurants

Menu of Girl & The Goat
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Stephanie Izard is the Executive chef and partner of sour Chicago restaurants: Girl & The Goat, Little Goat Diner, Duck Duck Goat, and Cabra, along with her new franchise Girl & The Goat LA. 

After winning season one of Food Network's Iron Chef gauntlet, she was awarded the famous 'Iron Chef' title. Moreover, she was the first woman to win Top Chef Season 4 aired in 2008.

In 2011, Girl & Goat was praised by high-profile Publications such as The New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens, and others.

Stephanie followed the process of her highly successful previous ventures and opened Little Goat Diner. It provides a diner, a coffee shop, a bakery, and bar facilities. In 2016, she opened her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat, in a Chicago neighborhood. 

In 2019, she opened her fourth restaurant, Cabra Cevicheria, showcasing Peruvian cuisine. 

The list of some restaurants owned by Stephanie Izard are: 

  • Girl & The Goat 
  • Girl & The Goat LA
  • Little Goat Diner 
  • Duck Duck Goat 
  • Cabra LA