Blending culture and artistic excellence, Marcus Samuelsson has won numerous awards, and was chosen as one of “The Great Chefs of America” by the Culinary Institute of America. Born in Ethiopia and raised by adoptive parents in Sweden, Samuelsson’s award-winning cookbooks connect contrasting geographies and palates. His best-selling New American Table cookbook celebrates local farms and kitchens. He is the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season Two and was Guest Chef at the White House for the Obama administration’s first state dinner for Prime Minister Singh of India. His latest restaurant Red Rooster opens in Harlem in November, 2010.