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About Us


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Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. We seek to share the story of Harlem with our guests and offer a space that celebrates local artists, musicians and culinary talents alike. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community, inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes, and buying from local purveyors.

Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy that attracted neighborhood folk, jazz greats, and noteworthy figures of the 20th century from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. to Nat King Cole and James Baldwin, we’re privileged to share our namesake with the original Red Rooster.  

Co-Creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson have long wanted to open a restaurant that would have a positive impact on the neighborhood’s culinary landscape and its community at-large.

 

 

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Ginny's Supper Club


Ginny's Supper Club


 
 

GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB

Escape from the hustle of the city outside and find yourself downstairs in Red Rooster’s best kept secret, Ginny’s Supper Club. Our classic Harlem speakeasy vibe lends itself perfectly to creating memorable days and nights of celebration featuring the legendary music of Harlem and Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s world renowned cuisine.

 
 
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Our Team


Our Team


 
 

OUR TEAM

 
 

CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark. 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 multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for  No Passport Required,  his television series with VOX/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of  Top Chef Masters  and  Chopped All Stars , he was the winning mentor on  The Taste  and and he is also an executive producer of Viceland’s  HUSTLE.  He currently serves as Executive Chef in Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program.  Samuelsson is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir  Yes, Chef.  Recipes from his latest book,  The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem,  are also featured in his new Audible original,  Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster . A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) an enrichment program for underserved youth. He also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society.  Follow him on  Instagram ,  Facebook , and  Twitter  at @MarcusCooks.

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark. 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 multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for No Passport Required, his television series with VOX/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, he was the winning mentor on The Taste and and he is also an executive producer of Viceland’s HUSTLE. He currently serves as Executive Chef in Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program.

Samuelsson is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef. Recipes from his latest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, are also featured in his new Audible original, Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) an enrichment program for underserved youth. He also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society.

Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MarcusCooks.

 
 

EXECUTIVE CHEF EDWARD B. BRUMFIELD

As the Executive Chef at Red Rooster Harlem, Chef Edward Brumfield continues to explore his creative passion for the culinary arts. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Chef Ed’s culinary fascination began at home as a child with his dad, Ed Sr. His father taught him specialized cooking techniques from his hometown in Louisiana. As a teenager, Chef Ed worked with his dad on weekends at the Riverside Church in Harlem, where he catered wedding receptions and special events.  Realizing his calling, Chef Ed attended The New York Restaurant School for culinary arts, where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management in 2003. After honing his experience at well-established restaurants, Chef Ed later went on to work for renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he moved on to work with now Iron Chef, Jessie Schenker, at Recette and the Gander, where he helped to build and establish both restaurants from the ground up.

As the Executive Chef at Red Rooster Harlem, Chef Edward Brumfield continues to explore his creative passion for the culinary arts. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Chef Ed’s culinary fascination began at home as a child with his dad, Ed Sr. His father taught him specialized cooking techniques from his hometown in Louisiana. As a teenager, Chef Ed worked with his dad on weekends at the Riverside Church in Harlem, where he catered wedding receptions and special events.

Realizing his calling, Chef Ed attended The New York Restaurant School for culinary arts, where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management in 2003. After honing his experience at well-established restaurants, Chef Ed later went on to work for renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he moved on to work with now Iron Chef, Jessie Schenker, at Recette and the Gander, where he helped to build and establish both restaurants from the ground up.

OUR HOSTESSES

CHARI VASWANI

Chari Vaswani

ELZELIA JOHNSON

Elzelia Johnson
 
 

Red Rooster operations is managed by Red Rooster Harlem Associates LLC

 
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Artists


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VISUAL ARTISTS

RED ROOSTER HARLEM IS EXCITED TO SHARE ORIGINAL WORK ON OUR WALLS FROM THE FOLLOWING VISUAL ARTISTS