May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Keynote Address: Friday, May 24 - Marcus Samuelsson

November 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 6

samuelssonmugsamuelssonmugChef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, philanthropist, and a New York Times best-selling author. Samuelsson is the youngest chef to ever achieve two three-star reviews from The New York Times and he has been honored by the James Beard Foundation on multiple occasions including Rising Star Chef (1999), Best Chef: New York City (2003), Best International Cookbook (2007) and Best Television Program (for Chopped 2012). The author of several award-winning cookbooks, Samuelsson released his best-selling memoir, "Yes, Chef," in June 2012.

In December 2010, Samuelsson opened Red Rooster Harlem restaurant, later earning two stars from The New York Times. In March 2012, Samuelsson and partner Andrew Chapman opened Ginnys Supper Club in the space underneath Red Rooster Harlem. Samuelsson is also committed to charitable endeavors, and won $115,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project when he beat out 21 fellow chefs on the second season of the television competition Top Chef Masters on Bravo, before winning $50,000 for the Careers through Culinary Arts Program when crowned Chopped: All Stars champion in May of 2012.

Other recent accolades Samuelsson has achieved include being tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administrations first state dinner and hosting the president at Samelssons own restaurant.