Marcus Samuelsson

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Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef of many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, Marcus B&P, Red Rooster Overtown, Streetbird at Yankee Stadium and Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House.


Samuelsson has won eight James Beard Awards and received a three-star review from The New York Times while helming Aquavit. He is a longstanding judge on the hit Food Network show Chopped, head judge of Top Chef Family Style, and an iron chef on Netflix's rebooted Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Samuelsson is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his latest book The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.

He founded the annual Harlem EatUp! food festival; has been inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America; and is a City Harvest board member.


Samuelsson studied culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of Göteborg in Sweden.

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