Marcus Samuelsson Chef, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Resturant, Children, And Net Worth

Marcus Samuelsson Bio | Wiki

Marcus Samuelsson is an Ethiopian-born Swedish-American celebrity restaurateur,  chef, and television personality.  He is the current head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York. Marcus became executive chef of Aquavit and the age of 24. Soon afterward, he became the youngest ever to won a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times.

In 2003 the James Beard Foundation named Marcus “Best Chef: New York City. ” He started a second New York restaurant called Riingo in the same year that served Japanese-influenced American food. Currenlty, Marcus serves as a Visiting Professor of International Culinary Science at the Umeå University School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts in Sweden.

Marcus Samuelsson Age

He was born on November 6, 1971, in Ethiopian Empire. Marcus is 50 years old.

Marcus Samuelsson Height

He is a man of below-average stature. Marcus stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in ( Approx 1.65m).

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Marcus Samuelsson Parents | Family

He was born Kassahun Joar Tsegie to his parents in Ethiopia. His father Tsegie is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church priest. Marcus’ mother died in a tuberculosis epidemic when he was only three years old. As detailed in Marcus’ appearance on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, he and his elder sister Fantaye were separated from their family during the turmoil of the Ethiopian Civil War which started in 1974.

Later, they were both adopted by Anne-Marie,  a homemaker and Lennart Samuelsson, a geologist. The family lived in Gothenburg, Sweden. The siblings’ names were changed to Marcus and Linda and were later joined by another adopted sister called Anna Samuelsson. His biological father Tsegie has other eight children who are Marcus’ half-siblings and still reside in the Ethiopian village where Marcus was born.

Marcus Samuelsson Wife

He wedded the love of his life, model Gate (Maya) Haile. The couple held their wedding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Marcus has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2000. He and Haile are the co-founders of the Three Goats Organization. Apart from being a chef, Marcus is a keen football fan and an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C. Marcus serves on the board at City Harvest. He is also the co-chair of the board of directors for the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).

Marcus Samuelsson Children

Marcus and Haile have a son called  Zion Mandela who was born in 2016. . Also, Marcus has an adult daughter from his previous marriage. The family lives in Harlem. The couple announced on December 4, 2021, that they  expected a daughter (to be named Grace Ethiopia) in 2022. Grace Ethiopia was born on January 25, 2022. The couple announced the birth of their daughter via Instagram. Marcus posted a photo of his newborn daughter on Instagram with the caption “She’s here! Welcome to the world, Grace Ethiopia. Mommy @mayahaile, big brother Zion and Daddy are so excited you’ve joined our family,”

Marcus Samuelsson Daughter Zoe | Daughter

He has an adult daughter called Zoe who was born to her mother Brigitta. Marcus supported Zoe’s mother financially although he was not present in his daughter’s life while growing up.

Marcus Samuelsson Education

He became interested in cooking through his maternal grandmother in Sweden. He then decided to study at the Culinary Institute in Göteborg (Gothenburg) where he was raised.  Marcus took part in Switzerland and Austria. He then came to the United States in 1994 as an apprentice at Restaurant Aquavit.

Marcus Samuelsson Restaurants | Nyc Restaurant

Marcus opened his second Harlem restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie in spring 2015. It is a kitchenette with a menu inspired by cookouts focusing on fried and rotisserie chicken as well as décor paying tribute to the hip-hop culture of Harlem. Marcus partnered with the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in 2015 to open the restaurant Marcus’ in the Bermuda hotel.

In March 2017, the restaurant re-opened with a new menu and decor. Marcus opened Marcus at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md in late 2016. He developed the room-service menu for the hotel as well He opened a new restaurant called  Marcus B&P on Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey in November 2017.  Also, he announced the opening of Marcus at The Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal in spring 2019.

Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant Dc

Celebrity chef Marcus’ debut D.C. restaurant at MGM National Harbor failed in 2018 and the casino giant filled the atrium-level hole with a new spot called Conservatory Cafe. Marcus operated several Harlem eateries and was one of three celebrity chefs to open restaurants inside MGM National Harbor in December 2017. The other two were Voltaggio Brothers Steak House from Top Chef alumni and sibling chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.

Marcus Samuelsson Red Rooster

His restaurant called  Red Rooster was opened in December 2010 in Harlem. The restaurant hosted a fundraising dinner for the Democratic National Committee in March 2011. Former US President Obama was among the guest who attended the dinner. A plate of food was sold at $30,800 and Marcus managed to raise $1.5 million. Marcus and Clarion Hotels launched a restaurant concept called Kitchen & Table in the fall of 2012. The concept’s first restaurant opened at Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport. It was held at all Clarion Hotels in Sweden and Norway from 2013 to 2014.

Marcus Samuelsson Wife Height

His wife, model Gate (Maya) Haile was born in Ethiopia but raised in the Netherlands. Maya is a woman of above-average stature. She starnd at a height of 5 ft 11 in ( Approx 1.8m). She recounted a recent trip to Seoul to shoot ad. “They used ladders to do my makeup,” she said fondly of the Koreans

Marcus Samuelsson Kock | Chef

He is a celebrity chef and an advisor to The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.  Marcus’ television show titled Inner Chef aired in 2005 on Discovery Home Channel. He also had another program in 2008 called  Urban Cuisine on BET J (now Centric).  Marcus’ cooking combines international influences with traditional cuisines from Sweden to Japan and Africa. He served as the guest chef for the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency on November 24, 2009.

The dinner was in honor of Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister, and was served on the South Lawn and was largely vegetarian. Reportedly, Marcus sought to combine sustainable and regional foods reflecting the best in American cuisine yet evoke the flavors of India. He harvested fresh vegetables and herbs from the White House Garden. Marcus included roasted potato dumplings, red lentil soup, and green curry prawns on his menu. The White House chef was joined by the tradition of guest chefs for special events that started during the Clinton administration.

Marcus Samuelsson Recipe |  Recipes

– Chicken Jollof Rice
– Papa Ed’s Shrimp and Grits
– Marcus’ Black Bass
– Beef Kitfo with Awase
– Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
– Charred Cauliflower Tacos
– Meatballs Pomodoro
– Roasted Sweet Potato and Okra Salad
– Red Snapper with Smoked Tomato and Fennel Broth
– Greens and Grain Salad
– Penne with Mushrooms, Zucchini and Asparagus
– Gold Coconut Broken Rice with Tamarind-Glazed Salmon
– Big Ole Pork Chops with D.R. Mangú
– Ayib and Sweet Potato Ravioli with Berbere Brown Butter

Marcus Samuelsson Chopped

The cooking competition show called Chopped airs on on the Food Network Ted Allen serves as the show host. The show started airing on January 13, 2009. Chopped pits four chefs against each other to make a delicious three-course meal using mystery ingredients against the clock. The winner is awarded$10,000. The challenge consists of three rounds: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Every round comes with its own basket of three to five mystery ingredients. The competitors are required to use each and every ingredient in some way. A stocked pantry and fridge are available for anything else the chefs need. Marcus is a recurring Chopped judge.

Marcus Samuelsson Book | Cookbook

Apart from his recognition as a world-class chef,  Marcus is also a cookbook author. His cookbook has titles in both English and Swedish languages. He published an African-inspired cookbook titled The Soul of a New Cuisine. In 2006, the book won the prize “Best International Cookbook” by the James Beard Foundation. Some of his other cookbooks include Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine, En Smakresa (“A Journey of Flavour”), and Street Food.

Marcus Samuelsson Miami

Marcus is a chef with a full resume. He became the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. The chef was crowned champion of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All-Stars. Currently, he is a celebrity chef in every right. However, what separates Marcus from many other celebrity chefs is that his accolades come from serving comfort food from his roots. His brand-new restaurant called Red Rooster Overtown located in Miami pays homage to his background and that of the multicultural neighborhood of the restaurant.

Initially, Red Rooster Overtown was supposed to open in  March  2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When  the restaurant was nearly complete, the team decided to team up with José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and Food Rescue US to provide meals to all those who were in need rather than rushing to open the resturant.

The restaurant offered meals for those affected by the pandemic three days a week. The space finally debuted as Red Rooster Overtown in December 2020. Marcus set out to not only bring his signature Harlem dishes to Miami but  also to incorporate the flavors of the Overtown neighborhood. His famous hot honey fried chicken and the quintessential “Obama short ribs” are on the menu. Also, you will find additions such as ceviche, grilled fish, and conch fritters. The Latin and Caribbean flavors of Miami inspires those recipes

Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth

The celebrity chef has an estimated net  worth of  $6,793,782 as of 2022.

Is Marcus Samuelsson Married

Marcus married model Gate (Maya) Haile. The couple held their wedding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Marcus and Haile have a son called  Zion Mandela who was born in 2016. Also, Marcus has an adult daughter from his previous marriage. The family lives in Harlem. Their daughter Grace Ethiopia was born on January 25, 2022. T

How Old Is Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus is 50 years old. He was born on November 6, 1971, in Ethiopian Empire.

Who Is Marcus Samuelsson

He is an Ethiopian-born Swedish-American celebrity restaurateur,  chef, and television personality.  Marcus is the current head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York. He became executive chef of Aquavit and the age of 24.

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