/// Chef Marcus Samuelsson

October 12, 2012  |  TMA Speakers

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, author and philanthropist. Chef Samuelsson is the author of several award-winning cookbooks and the forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef. Among his many accolades, Chef Samuelsson is the youngest chef to ever achieve two three-star reviews from The New York Times and he has been honored by the James Beard Foundation on multiple occasions including “Rising Star Chef” (1999), “Best Chef: New York City” (2003), “Best International Cookbook” (2007) and “Best Television Program” (for Chopped – 2012). In 2010, Chef Samuelsson beat out 21 fellow chefs on the second season of the television competition Top Chef Masters on Bravo, winning $115,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project.  In December 2010, Marcus opened Red Rooster Harlem, later earning two-stars from The New York Times. Other recent accolades Chef Samuelsson has achieved include being tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner; hosting the President at his own restaurant; and being named on the “International Best Dressed List 2011” in Vanity Fair magazine. In March, 2012, Chef Samuelsson opened Ginny’s Supper Club in the space underneath Red Rooster Harlem.  Chef Samuelsson is also committed to charitable endeavors, including C-CAP, Careers through Culinary Arts Program.  In May of 2012, Chef Samuelsson won $50,000 for C-CAP when crowned Chopped: All Stars champion.

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