Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. Celebrated as one of "The Great Chefs of America" by the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Samuelsson launched his career as a graduate of the Culinary Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was raised in Gothenburg after his parents adopted him and his sister from Ethiopia at the age of 3. At the age of 24, Chef Samuelsson caught the attention of the culinary world as executive chef at Aquavit, where he received consecutive four-star ratings in Forbes and two impressive three-star ratings from The New York Times, the youngest person ever to receive such an accolade. In 2010, Chef Samuelsson beat out 21 fellow chefs on the second season of the television competition Top Chef Masters on Bravo, winning $115,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project. In December 2010, Samuelsson opened Red Rooster Harlem, later earning two-stars from The New York Times. On June 26, 2012, Samuelsson will publish his memoirs, Yes, Chef, chronicling his compelling journey from Ethiopia to Harlem. Hosted & Interviewed by Florence Fabricant, acclaimed food writer and regular contributor to The New York Times dining section. Book signing to follow.
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