Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark. Samuelsson was the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times and was the guest chef for the Obama Administration’s first state dinner. He has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for No Passport Required, his television series with VOX/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, he was the winning mentor on The Taste and and he is also an executive producer of Viceland’s HUSTLE. He currently serves as Executive Chef in Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program.
Samuelsson is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef. Recipes from his latest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, are also featured in his new Audible original, Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) an enrichment program for underserved youth. He also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society.