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Marcus Samuelsson



Marcus Samuelsson is an acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and founder of the Marcus Samuelsson Group who is renowned for his innovative approach to cuisine. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, his multicultural background deeply influences his cooking style, blending global flavors and techniques. Samuelsson is a multiple James Beard Award winner and the author of several cookbooks, including the New York Times bestseller “Yes, Chef.” He is the mind behind the popular Harlem eatery Red Rooster, which celebrates the roots of American cuisine. He also founded the Marcus Samuelsson Group, a media organization that promotes food justice and inclusivity in the culinary world.

“When it comes to Black food, for me, it was very important for people to understand that it’s not a monolithic conversation.”

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