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.