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The Many Accomplishments of Chef Marcus Samuelsson

 

Chef Marcus Samuelsson attends the 2015 Food and Wine Best New Chef party

Chef Marcus Samuelsson attends the 2015 Food and Wine Best New Chef party

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.

Chef Marcus with Al Roker and First Lady Michelle Obama

Chef Marcus with Al Roker and First Lady Michelle Obama

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.

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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

By: Erin Mowry

Erin Mowry is currently a senior at Colorado State University and majored in Journalism and Media Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. Erin loves to travel and experience food from around the world.