Marcus Samuelsson

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Name/Famous asMarcus Samuelsson
BornAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1970
Age49 years old
Other NameMarcus, Samuelsson

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Marcus Samuelsson Biography

Marcus Samuelsson is best known as a Chef. Ethiopian-born chef who received the James Beard Award and appeared on Chopped and Top Chef Masters, as well as Iron Chef America. Marcus Samuelsson was born on January 25, 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He studied at the Culinary Institute in Sweden and had an apprenticeship at Restaurant Aquavi. Marcus Samuelsson is one of the most successful Chef. He has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on January 25, 1970.

Kassahun Tsegie was born in 1971 in Ethiopia. His father, Tsegie, is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church priest. His mother died in a tuberculosis epidemic when he was three years old. As detailed in Samuelsson’s 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 began in 1974. Subsequently, the siblings were adopted by Ann Marie and Lennart Samuelsson, a homemaker and a geologist, respectively, who lived in Gothenburg, Sweden. The siblings’ names were changed to Marcus and Linda Samuelsson. They also have an adopted sister, Anna Samuelsson. His biological father, Tsegie, the father of eight others (the chef’s half-siblings) still resides in the Ethiopian village where Samuelsson was born.

His restaurant, Red Rooster, opened in December 2010 in Harlem. In March 2011, Red Rooster hosted a fundraising dinner for the Democratic National Committee. President Obama attended the dinner. The $30,800-per-plate event raised $1.5 million.

He also has a position among the list of Most popular Chef. Marcus is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 49 years old.

Family: Parents, Children & Relatives

His mother died when he was young, and he was raised in Sweden by his grandmother. He married Maya Haile in 2009 and he has a daughter named Zoe. He has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.

Marcus Samuelsson (born Kassahun Tsegie; Amharic: ካሳሁን ፅጌ 25 January 1971) is an Ethiopian Swedish chef and restaurateur. He is the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York.

In early 2010, he competed alongside 21 world-renowned chefs on Bravo’s television series Top Chef Masters. Samuelsson won the competition, earning $115,000 for UNICEF’s grassroots effort The Tap Project. In 2011, he was a contestant on the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, competing against nine other chefs for the opportunity to be designated an “Iron Chef” and appear regularly on Iron Chef America. Samuelsson was eliminated in the fifth episode, finishing in sixth place.

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After becoming interested in cooking through his maternal grandmother in Sweden, Samuelsson studied at the Culinary Institute in Göteborg (Gothenburg) where he was raised. He apprenticed in Switzerland and Austria, then came to the United States in 1994 as an apprentice at Restaurant Aquavit.

Age, Height & Measurements

Marcus Samuelsson current age 49 years old years old. He born under the Aquarius horoscope as Marcus's birth date is January 25. Marcus Samuelsson height 7 Feet 4 Inches (Approx) & weight 108 lbs (48.9 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.

Samuelsson serves on the board at City Harvest and serves as co-chair of the board of directors for Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). He also has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2000, and is the co-founder, along with his wife Gate, of the Three Goats Organization.

Height6 Feet 8 Inches (Approx)
Weight188 lbs (85.2 kg) (Approx)
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Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlack
Dress SizeXXL
Shoe Size9 (US), 8 (UK), 42.5 (EU), 27 (CM)

At 24, Samuelsson became executive chef of Aquavit, and soon after that became the youngest ever to receive a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times. In 2003 he was named “Best Chef: New York City” by the James Beard Foundation. The same year he started a second New York restaurant, Riingo, serving Japanese-influenced American food.

Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $1-2 Million

Marcus Samuelsson net worth has been growing significantly. Marcus Samuelsson’s most of wealth comes from being a successful Chef. We have estimated Marcus's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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Samuelsson is a Visiting Professor of International Culinary Science at the Umeå University School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts in Sweden. He had a television show, Inner Chef, which aired in 2005 on Discovery Home Channel and yet another program in 2008, Urban Cuisine on BET J (now Centric). His cooking combines international influences with traditional cuisines from Sweden to Japan and Africa.

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In addition to his recognition as a world-class chef, Samuelsson is an award-winning cookbook author with titles in both English and Swedish. His 2006 African-inspired cookbook The Soul of a New Cuisine received the prize “Best International Cookbook” by the James Beard Foundation. Other titles written by Samuelsson are Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine, En Smakresa (“A Journey of Flavour”), and Street Food.

On 24 November 2009, Samuelsson served as guest chef for the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency. The dinner, in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was served on the South Lawn and largely vegetarian. Samuelsson reportedly sought to combine sustainable and regional foods which reflect the best in American cuisine yet evoke the flavors of India. Harvesting fresh vegetables and herbs from the White House Garden, Samuelsson included red lentil soup, roasted potato dumplings, and green curry prawns on his menu. The tradition of guest chefs joining the White House chef for special events began during the Clinton administration.

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