12 Facts About Stephanie Izard

1. Stephanie Izard is an American chef and television personality best known as the first female chef to win Bravo's Top Chef, taking the title during its fourth season.

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2. Stephanie Izard's is the co-owner and executive chef of three award-winning Chicago restaurants, Girl and the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat, and opened her first restaurant, Scylla as chef-owner at the age of 27.

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3. Stephanie Izard received a James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef: Great Lakes" in 2013 for her work at Girl and the Goat.

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4. In 2017, Stephanie Izard competed in the Food Network series Iron Chef Gauntlet, where she overall defeated chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Masaharu Morimoto to obtain the title of Iron Chef.

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5. Stephanie Izard was born in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, where she developed an interest in food from her parents.

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6. Stephanie Izard's earned a degree in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1998 before attending the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale, graduating in 1999.

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7. In 2004, at the age of 27, Stephanie Izard opened her first restaurant, "Scylla", in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.

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8. In March 2011, Stephanie Izard announced that she would be teaming up with the BOKA restaurant group to open a second restaurant, Little Goat.

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9. Around the time of Scylla's closing, Stephanie Izard signed on to the Chicago-based fourth season of Bravo's "Top Chef", which she ultimately won, becoming the show's first female winner, and claiming a $100,000 prize.

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10. Stephanie Izard made an appearance of Food Network's Iron Chef America where she competed against, and ultimately lost to, Iron Chef Michael Symon in a head-to-head bread competition.

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11. In October 2011, Stephanie Izard published her first cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen.

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12. In 2016, Stephanie Izard Launched This Little Goat, a line of bottled sauces and spice mixes inspired by international cuisines.

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