Lagasse’s New Cookware Collection Available at Macy’s
NEW YORK, Jul 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — This summer, Macy’s (NYSE:M) will welcome Emeril Lagasse, one of America’s most beloved celebrity chefs, to its esteemed Macy’s Culinary Council, a culinary initiative that aims to impact the way customers shop, cook and eat at home. Lagasse will join fellow Council members such as Todd English, Tyler Florence, Cat Cora, Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai and Govind Armstrong, as a face of Macy’s housewares and food divisions. “Lagasse is one of the most recognized chefs in the United States known for his culinary expertise and innovation. His regional New Orleans cooking style adds a distinctly different dimension to the current roster of celebrated chefs on the council,” says Jeff Kantor, President, GMM Home at Macy’s. “With his help, Macy’s will continue to be an influential voice on today’s home and tastemakers, guiding shoppers in choosing the very best tools of the trade for their kitchens.”
Macy’s has long been a leader in culinary innovation and the company looks to this new partnership with Lagasse as its latest venture in bringing the highest quality cookware and food industry expertise to its consumers. Lagasse’s top quality collection of stainless steel cookware with copper banding, created in conjunction with All-Clad, will be available at Macy’s stores this summer. Updated for the evolved at-home cook, the line features new ergonomic (PRO-CLAD(TM)) handles, sauce pans with pouring spouts, straining lids with variable straining size and laser etched measuring marks. The 10-piece set features the essentials for a well-stocked kitchen including an 8-inch fry pan, 10-inch fry pan, 1.5-quart sauce pan and lid, 3-quart sauce pan and lid, 3-quart sauté pan and lid and a 6-quart stock pot with lid.
“Macy’s unique culinary initiatives have made it a leading retailer for people who are serious about cooking and I’m thrilled to join the council and to have my updated cookware set available in Macy’s stores across the country,” says Lagasse.
Macy’s commitment to providing the best of the best for the kitchen combined with the culinary guidance of the Council ensures that customers will not only select the right tools for their homes but also know how to use them. With Lagasse on board, Macy’s will continue to bring celebrity chef-caliber shopping experiences to its stores.