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Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014, 6:00PM
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014, 7:00PM

An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson

First Person Arts

DATE Tuesday, Nov. 4
TIMES VIP Reception: 6-7PM
Main event: Doors at 6PM, Dinner at 7PM
LOCATION Le Méridien Philadelphia
COST VIP Reception and Dinner: $180, ($144 for FPA members)
Dinner only: $150, ($120 for FPA members)

Star of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and ABC’s The Taste Marcus Samuelsson, one of the world’s top chefs, wants to cook for you. The celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author prepares a special meal straight from his new cookbook, Marcus Off Duty, featuring relaxed, multicultural dishes that he serves in his own home for his wife and friends. Philadelphia native, Chef Jen Carroll (Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars) joins as sous chef.

Inspired by his diverse cultural background, Samuelsson’s signature blend of culinary traditions showcases the flavors he has experienced in his travels—Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul. A book signing concludes the evening.

VIP tickets include a signed copy of Marcus Off Duty.


Photo courtesy of the Marcus Samuelsson Group.

Special thanks to PECO, Le Meridien, and Head House Books.

About Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef who has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence. Marcus caught the attention of the culinary world at Aquavit. During his tenure as executive chef, he received an impressive three-star rating from the New York Times, the youngest person ever to receive such an accolade.

In addition to being a successful cookbook author, Marcus released his New York Times Bestseller and James Beard-wining memoirYes, Chef in 2012 to rave reviews. He has been featured on a number of media platforms including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Martha Stewart Show, Today Show, Regis and Kelly, and Charlie Rose. He was the winner on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season Two as well as the second season of Chopped All-Stars. Marcus also serves as a recurring judge for Chopped, one of Food Network’s highest-rated series with a following of over 20 million viewers a month, and is a judge on the second season of ABC’s The Taste, guiding a team of new culinary talent through a series of challenges.

In 2009, Marcus was honored as a guest chef at the White House under the Obama Administration, where he planned and executed the administration’s first state dinner for the first family, Prime Minister Singh of India and 400 of their guests. His iconic Red Rooster Harlem celebrates the roots of American cuisine in one of New York City’s liveliest and culturally rich neighborhoods. It has earned two-stars from the New York Times and countless accolades for its food, style and connection to the community. Named the Best Neighborhood Joint by Time Out New York, Red Rooster continues to amaze Harlem with the opening of its downstairs supper club Ginny’s. Marcus is also the chef behind Norda Grill in Gothenburg Sweden, American Table and the Kitchen and Table concept; all partnered with Clarion Hotels.


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