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Marcus Samuelsson

Biography

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus’ Bermuda, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and was the winning mentor on ABC’s The Taste.... READ MORE

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus’ Bermuda, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and was the winning mentor on ABC’s The Taste. Samuelsson’s TV series titled No Passport Required with VOX/Eater and PBS has been nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award and he is an executive producer of Viceland’s show HUSTLE.  He currently serves as Executive Chef-in-Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program. His exciting new audio project with Audible, titled Our Harlem is set to release summer 2019. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) which focuses on underserved youth.  Samuelsson also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which will be celebrating the food, art, and culture of Harlem for the fifth year this May. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society.  He is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his latest book– The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. Recent restaurant openings include: Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London; Norda Oslo in Norway; and Streetbird Express at the world-famous Madison Square Garden.  He announced the opening of his newest restaurant, MARCUS, coming to Montreal in Spring 2019. Marcus is also the founder of the Marcus Samuelsson Group (MSG), which works to maintain Samuelsson’s culinary and cultural pillars, creating outstanding experiences that celebrate food, music, culture, and art in all its endeavors from high-end restaurants and fast-casual cafes to media and experiential events. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MarcusCooks.

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