Chef Marcus Samuelsson has paved the way for chefs all over the world with his unique and soulful spice combinations and the way he uses his cultures to shape his food.
Chef Marcus has been featured on Iron Chef, Chopped, Chopped All Stars, Top Chef Masters, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, The Martha Stuart Show, The Today Show and had his own TV show called The Inner Chef with Marcus Samuelsson.
Not only does Marcus debut his cooking on national TV, he also has been honored with quite a few awards. More recently, Marcus was honored as a guest chef at the White House for President Obama, the first family, and Prime Minister Singh of India and 400 guests.
Here is a brief list of some of his accomplishments:
-“Rising Star Chef” (1999)
-“Best Chef: New York City” (2003)
-“Best International Cookbook” (2007)
On top of all of these accomplishments, Chef Marcus wrote Yes, Chef: A Memoir and instantly was placed on New York Times Best Sellers List in 2013.
The impressive list of Chef Marcus Samuelssons accomplishments go on and on but I find that the most interesting fact about this chef is that he finds his inspiration in everyday life. Walking through local food markets and vendors starts a thought process that is shown everyday in his restaurants around the world.
These restaurants include:
- Marc Burger- Costa Mesa and Chicago,
- Norda- Gothenburg, Sweden,
- American table Brasserie and Bar- Stockholm, Sweden,
- Kitchen and Table- Uppsala, Sweden,
- Ginny’s Supper Club- New York
- American Table Café and Bar- New York
- Uptown Brasserie- JFK Airport
- Red Rooster Harlem- New York
- Streetbird Rotisserie- New York
For more information on Chef Marcus Samuelsson, please visit http://www.marcussamuelsson.com