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Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

Chef and Restaurateur

Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, philanthropist, and food activist. Marcus was recently honored as a guest chef at the White House under the Obama administration, where he planned and executed the administration’s first state dinner for the first family, Prime Minister Singh of India, and 400 guests.

Marcus has been honored by the prestigious James Beard Foundation on multiple occasions, including “Rising Star Chef” (1999), Best Chef: New York City” (2003) and “Best International Cookbook” (2007). He continues to maintain humility with regard to the art of food and his UNICEF endeavors, working toward immunization and curbing malnutrition for children throughout the world.

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