Giant Food supermarkets are celebrating Pride Month with exclusive recipes and a special online experience that will highlight out lesbian chef Elizabeth Falkner, as well as special offers from Proctor & Gamble.
Four exclusive recipes on their website, including P&G products, will be curated by chef Falkner. Instructions and videos of her making the dishes will be available to watch. All ingredients will be on pre-made shopping lists that can be purchased directly online for home delivery or in-store pick up.
Falkner is an ideal partner for the initiative. She has opened several restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Citizen Cake in SF in 1997. In 2005, she was nominated for a James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award.
Chef Falkner has also competed and judged on cooking competition shows for Food Network and Cooking Channel.
Currently, she is working on a documentary titled "Sorry We're Closed" about the impact COVID-19 on the restaurant industry.
Giant Food, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 164 stores in the eastern half of the United States.
President of Giant Food, Ira Kress, voiced support for Pride Month and his company's diversity initiatives stating:
"We're excited to team up with P&G and Kellogg's to celebrate Pride Month and support the diverse voices that make our communities so special. Over the past year, we have been working to bring more awareness to our LGBT-owned products through our shelf labeling program and media campaigns. The Pride Month online experience is another great opportunity for customers to discover these products and join us in supporting our LGBT business partners."
Kress has been with Giant Food for over 3 decades.