Marcus Samuelsson is a chef and restaurateur of Ethiopian and Swedish descent. His grandma in Sweden sparked his passion in cuisine.
He worked as an apprentice in Switzerland and Austria before moving to the United States in 1991 to work at Restaurant Aquavit.
He became the youngest executive chef to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times when he was 24 years old.
In 2003, the James Beard Foundation honored him Best Chef: New York City. In the same year, he opened the New York eatery Riingo.
New American Table, Marcus Off Duty, and The Soul of a New Cuisine are among Samuelsson's cookbooks. In 2012, he published the memoir Yes, Chef, and in 2015, he published Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life.
His career as a chef brings him a great income.
Marcus Samuelsson's net worth is currently estimated at $5 million.
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Marcus Samuelsson is married to Maya Haile since 2009. The couple has 2 kids.
Marcus Samuelsson with his wife
Marcus Samuelsson with his son Zion
Marcus Samuelsson's second son
Marcus Samuelsson’s father is Lennart Samuelsson.
Marcus Samuelsson’s mother is Ann Marie Samuelsson.
Marcus Samuelsson with his mother when he was little
Siblings: Marcus Samuelsson has 2 sisters, Anna Samuelsson and Linda Samuelsson.
Marcus Samuelsson with his sister when they was kids
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“We can all agree that government cant solve the obesity crisis alone. Its an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success.”
“In Ethiopia, where I was born, all the cooks are women. When I grew up in Sweden, my mom and my grandmother did predominantly all the cooking. Then I changed to restaurant kitchens, where all of a sudden there were just more men than women, and I always thought that was weird.”
“Hard work IS its own reward. Integrity IS priceless. Art DOES feed the soul.”
“I feel very fortunate that I was raised in a multicultural family, and it came through food.”
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