On Thursday, February 9th, Macy’s saluted Black art, expression, and culture with chef Marcus Samuelsson! Guests enjoyed an inspiring conversation on how creative self-expression and a strong connection to heritage has shaped his career, hosted by Kelly Lee, Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia.
Samuelsson shared stories and recipes from his new book, The Red Rooster Cookbook, which details his cultural experiences in the heart of Harlem.
Following the discussion, guests were treated to a special reception where they had the opportunity to meet and mingle with Chef Marcus Samuelsson and indulge in light refreshments.
A musical performance was provided by Harlem Based Band, The Rakiem Walker Project as well as poetry by the Founder of the Black Writers Museum in Philadelphia, Supreme Dow.
For more information on Macy’s Black History Month celebration, visit macys.com/celebrate.
About Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Rotisserie, and American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson; a committed philanthropist; and a New York Times-bestselling author. The youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times, Samuelsson has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City, and was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped, winning $115,000 for UNICEF and $50,000 for the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), respectively.
His newest book is The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem.