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MARCUS SAMUELSSON is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, Marcus B&P, Red Rooster Overtown, Streetbird at Yankee Stadium and Marcus Fish + Chop House in the Bahamas. Samuelsson was the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times and was the guest chef for the Obama Administration’s first state dinner. He has won eight James Beard Foundation awards as chef, author and TV personality, most recently for his work as head judge on Top Chef: Family Style and host of On the Rise. Samuelsson recently hosted the critically acclaimed No Passport Required on PBS and has won numerous competition shows including Top Chef Masters and Chopped All-Stars. He is currently appearing as an Iron Chef on Netflix’s hit Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), which focuses on helping underserved youth. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Samuelsson converted many of his urban restaurants into community kitchens in partnership with World Central Kitchen, serving over 230,000 meals to those in need. Samuelsson also co-produces the annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. He is the author of several cookbooks, the New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef: A Memoir and his latest book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.