Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Award-winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson was the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times while at Aquavit as Executive Chef. In 2010 Marcus was the winner of Top Chef Masters Season 2 and also served as the guest chef for the first State Dinner of the Obama administration.

 
 
 
Executive Chef Leonardo Marino Leonardo became a Chef at Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster in May 2013. Leonardo assisted in the opening of Samuelsson’s Uptown Brasserie. On a number of occasions, Leonardo travels with Marcus to manage charity events, food festivals and private dinners across the United States. Currently Leonardo is the Executive Chef of The Marcus Samuelsson Group and is working on menu development for current and future projects.

Executive Chef Leonardo Marino

Leonardo became a Chef at Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster in May 2013. Leonardo assisted in the opening of Samuelsson’s Uptown Brasserie. On a number of occasions, Leonardo travels with Marcus to manage charity events, food festivals and private dinners across the United States. Currently Leonardo is the Executive Chef of The Marcus Samuelsson Group and is working on menu development for current and future projects.

General Manager Kaysilyn Lawson In 2014, Kaysilyn joined the Marcus Samuelsson Group as General Manager of Streetbird Rotisserie opening in Spring 2015. In 2016 she continued with the company as Restaurant Controller for both locations. In Spring of 2016 Kaysilyn was appointed General Manager at Red Rooster.  Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kaysilyn Lawson has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years focusing on hotels and restaurant management.

General Manager Kaysilyn Lawson

In 2014, Kaysilyn joined the Marcus Samuelsson Group as General Manager of Streetbird Rotisserie opening in Spring 2015. In 2016 she continued with the company as Restaurant Controller for both locations. In Spring of 2016 Kaysilyn was appointed General Manager at Red Rooster.  Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kaysilyn Lawson has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years focusing on hotels and restaurant management.

 
 

our Hostesses

Chari Vaswani

Chari Vaswani

Angela DeSimone

Angela DeSimone

Elzelia Johnson

Elzelia Johnson