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!, 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, and the young adult version, Make It Messy; the Marcus Off Duty cookbook; and his newest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, which was released in October 2016. He opened Marcus at MGM National Harbor outside of Washington, DC, in December 2016 and has announced the opening of Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London. In May 2016 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.