Guest Celebrity Chefs

Chef Marcus SamuelssonMarcus

Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur,
Author and TV Personality

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, and Streetbird Rotisserie. A committed philanthropist; and the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times, Samuelsson has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City, and was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and served as a mentor on ABC’s The Taste. Samuelsson co-produced Harlem EatUp!, an annual food and culture festival in Harlem, and he is also the founder of the website Food Republic. Samuelsson is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef, the young adult version, Make It Messy, Marcus Off Duty, and his newest cookbook, The Red Rooster Cookbook (October 2016). He has recently announced the opening of a new restaurant at MGM National Harbor outside of Washington, D.C. at the end of 2016, and the opening of Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London. In May 2016, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.