Stephanie Izard

Chef Stephanie Izard - Feature Photo

Stephanie Izard is the Executive Chef and Owner of five Chicago restaurants: Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat, Cabra, and Sugargoat, along with the forthcoming Girl & the Goat in Los Angeles. 

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, and Better Homes and Gardens. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up, features classic, Americana cuisine in a diner setting. In 2016, Stephanie opened her third restaurant, a Chinese-inspired concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop. In 2019, Stephanie’s Peruvian-inspired eatery, Cabra, opened on the rooftop of The Hoxton, Chicago and, most recently, Izard opened Sugargoat, an imaginative sweets shop and bakery.

Izard won the coveted title of “Iron Chef” in 2017 and was the 4th winner of Bravo’s Top Chef in 2008, returning as a guest judge in 2019. Izard also received the James Beard award for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” in 2013, and Food & Wine “Best New Chef” in 2011.

Additionally, Izard is the Founder and CEO of a retail product line called, “This Little Goat,” consisting of globally inspired cooking sauces, spice mixes and most recently, everything crunches. Distribution for the brand is rapidly expanding at a national scale, and she’s excited for the year ahead. Visit to order and for more product information, including a retail locator.

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