Marcus Samuelsson (born Kassahun Tsegie in 1970 in Ethiopia) is a Swedish chef and co-owner of Aquavit restaurant in New York and C-House Restaurant, located in the Affinia Hotel in Chicago.
CNN: Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is a gastronomic tour de force. The Ethiopian-born chef has won three coveted James Beard Awards and has been celebrated as one of “The Great Chefs of America” by the Culinary Institute of America.
New York (CNN) — Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson speaks several languages — one of which is food. In the few hours we spent together, I saw his face light up more than once when he talked about blending flavors and creating different food journeys for the people who enjoy his cuisine.
It is as if he sees food as offering up endless combinations and it is his job to figure out which ones will work the best together. No doubt his global experience has enhanced his ability in the kitchen since Samuelsson is clearly comfortable among all kinds of people and in many different cities.
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