2017 Talent

Marcus Samuelsson

Chef & Owner, Red Rooster Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Rotisserie and Norda Bar & Grill in Gothenburg, Sweden; 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, serves as a mentor on ABC’s The Taste and stars in FYI’s The Feed. Samuelsson is also co-producer of Harlem EatUp!, a food and culture festival debuting in Harlem, New York in May 2015. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his newest cookbook, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook At Home, published in October 2014. In spring 2015, Marcus opened his second Harlem restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie, a kitchenette.