Aug 22, 2019
EP 2 - Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson is a fantastic chef based in New York City. Marcus was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Sweden. So he is so inspiring from a cultural perspective. He can speak many languages and he can understand many more. He is a very diverse guy. And we talked a lot about the challenges of that. We talked about how it also helps you grow. We talked about traveling and getting to different parts of the world and how we're more alike than we are different. And then we talked about giving back to the community. And he's doing some really cool things around getting back to the community and local neighborhood and supporting each other. And I hope you find it inspiring because I did.
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Rotisserie, and American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson; a committed philanthropist; and a New York Times-bestselling author. 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, winning $115,000 for UNICEF and $50,000 for the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), respectively.
His newest book is The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem.
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