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Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is a renowned Ethiopian-Swedish-American chef and restaurateur celebrated for his culinary creativity and his commitment to showcasing diverse flavors and cultures. Born Kassahun Tsegie on January 25, 1971, in Ethiopia, he was adopted and raised in Sweden, where his passion for cooking was nurtured.

Samuelsson’s culinary journey has taken him around the world. He trained in Europe and worked in various acclaimed restaurants before making a significant impact on the New York City dining scene. In 1995, he became the youngest chef to receive a three-star review from The New York Times.

Samuelsson’s cuisine is a vibrant fusion of global influences, reflecting his Ethiopian heritage, Swedish upbringing, and experiences from his travels. His restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, is a testament to his dedication to celebrating the rich culinary traditions of Harlem and the African diaspora.

Beyond his restaurants, Samuelsson has authored several cookbooks, hosted television shows, and been recognized for his philanthropic efforts, including addressing food inequities.

Marcus Samuelsson’s innovative approach to food and culture has earned him acclaim, making him a prominent figure in the culinary world and a champion of diversity and inclusion in the industry.




Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Marcus Samuelsson for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Marcus Samuelsson to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Marcus Samuelsson or any other talent you may be interested in.



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Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marcus Samuelsson for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Marcus Samuelsson or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



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