Please join our Virtual Celebrity Chef Demo Experience

Thursday, July 8th, 2020

2:30PM-4:00PM (PST) 4:30PM-6:00PM (CST)

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Experience Overview

You will join your host virtually for a Hitachi Vantara presentation & a guided chef demo experience. 

Celebrity Chef Stephanie Izard will prepare a custom menu for your viewing pleasure followed by a Q&A session.


Participant Gift

Each participant will receive their choice of a fabulous bottle of wine and a gourmet cheese & Italian charcuterie gift box.

Grand Raffle 

Your participation will enter you into the Grand Prize Raffle.


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Meet your Chef


Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes” recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of four Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Cabra along with the forthcoming Girl & the Goat LA. Izard was also awarded with the coveted title of “Iron Chef” after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet.


A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bakery and bar. In March 2016, Stephanie opened her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. 2019 brought Stephanie’s Peruvian-inspired eatery, Cabra Cevicheria, on the rooftop of The Hoxton, Chicago


Izard was awarded with the coveted title of “Iron Chef” after winning season 1 of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet. Additionally, Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008) and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of “Fan Favorite.”


Among other projects, Izard has a product line called “This Little Goat,”consisting of cooking sauces and spice mixes for home cooks. Izard’s first book, “Girl in the Kitchen,” was released in 2011 and her second recent book “Gather & Graze” was released in April 2018.

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Hitachi Vantara Virtual Cooking Demo Experience Menus


  • Chili Beef Slap Noodles with Red Onion, Bok Choy & Blistered Tomatoes

    • Slap Noodles with Beef, Red Onion and Bok Choy

    • Chili Vinaigrette 

    • Blistered Tomatoes (tossed in chili vin)

  • Smashed Cucumber Salad with Chili Vinaigrette, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings & Pickled Fresno

    • Smashed cucumber salad (in chili vin)

    • Quick pickled fresnos

    • Steamed shrimp dumplings (with shrimp mousse), served with chili vin


Image by Daniel Vogel

Selection of Wine

White Option:

Far Niente Chardonnay 2018


Red Option:

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Gourmet Cheese & Italian Charcuterie Gift Box

Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item.

This collection of Italy's best cheeses, meats and sweets, includes:

  • Italian Speck IGP by Recla - Sliced: Hailing from Northern Italy, Recla's Speck is a flavorsome and aromatic cured meat thanks to the juniper, laurel and rosemary seasoning. (3 oz)

  • Pecorino Toscano: Authentic Pecorino Toscano is name-controlled by the Italian Government, meaning that in order for a cheese to bear the name, it must be made to exact specifications and only in defined locales. This one is truly a special item. (7.5 oz)

  • Grana Padano: This full-bodied, unpasteurized cheese is born from the northern Italian food culture. One of the world's dairy masterpieces, it can be used as a table cheese or as an ingredient in numerous recipes. Grana Padano is sweeter than its cousin, Parmigiano Reggiano, with a fruity aftertaste. (7.5 oz)

  • Mountain Gorgonzola: Lombardy's famous blue cheese, the Mountain variety is semi-firm yet still spreadable. A great balance between salty and savory, without an overpowering "blue bite." This world renowned product is excellent in salads or served as a table cheese. Try it drizzled with honey for dessert! (7.5 oz)

  • Authentic Imported Italian Pasta: A full bag of bronze die cut pasta. (1.1 lb)

  • Genovese Pesto: A Ligurian specialty, this sauce made from basil and pine nuts is as versatile as it is delicious. (6.3 oz)

  • Italian Cookies: Imported Italian cookies. The perfect after-dinner treat. (4 oz)

  • Sopressata: Making quality salami is a longstanding Italian tradition. Sopressata is a style of pork salami that is characterized by a coarse texture and distinctively spicy flavor. (9 oz)

  • Baked Italian Snacks: Taralli are sometimes called Italian Pretzels. This assortment contains a full-sized portion of these delicious baked snacks. Imported from Italy. (4.2 oz)

Grand Prize - One $220.00 e-gift card

One lucky participant from this experience will receive the Grand Prize

Terms & Conditions:

My registration confirms that I agree to the following terms:

  • My participation is not mandatory and is of my own free will.

  • I acknowledge I am physical fit to participate.

  • By my participation, I acknowledge and understand the dangers and risks inherent in such activities related to preparing food, consuming food, consuming alcoholic beverages and working with tools and appliances.

  • I represent and warrant that I am at least 21 years of age. Upon delivery or pickup, as applicable, I shall present a government-issued identification card, evidencing my age, consistent with applicable legal requirements. I also agree that delivery of the alcoholic beverages may be withheld if I appear or the recipient of the delivery appears intoxicated when receiving delivery of such products. If I do not comply with these terms, I agree that the alcoholic beverage(s) will not be released, and you may forfeit the cost of such beverages. I further agree to not distribute alcoholic beverages to any persons under the age of 21 years of age nor partake in any illegal activities while under the influence of alcoholic beverage(s).


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