Award–Winning Chef, Restaurateur
Author and TV Personality
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Rotisserie, and Marcus’ Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. 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-produces Harlem EatUp!, a food and culture festival launched in Harlem, New York in 2015, and he is also the founder of the website Food Republic. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef, the young adult version, Make It Messy, Marcus Off Duty cookbook, and his newest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. He opened Marcus at MGM National Harbor outside of Washington, D.C. in December 2016 and has just opened Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London in June 2017. He has announced the opening of a new concept in Newark, New Jersey. In May 2016 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.