Stephanie Izard A 2011 F&W Best New Chef, Stephanie Izard is the chef of Girl & the Goat in Chicago. The season 4 winner of "Top Chef" and 2013 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Great Lakes, she also helms Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat, and Cabra, Experience Born in Illinois, Izard gained experience at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and Christopher's Fermier Brasserie in Phoenix following culinary school in Scottsdale, and then returned to her home state to work at Vong, Spring, La Tache, and Scylla. She's published cookbooks, "Girl in the Kitchen" (2011) and "Gather & Graze" (2018). Education Izard attended Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.