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Marcus Samuelsson Biography

Marcus Samuelsson

Facts of Marcus Samuelsson

Date of Birth: 1970 , January-25
Birth Nation: Ethiopia

Quick Timeline of Marcus Samuelsson

1970 Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1972 Marcus mother Died
1973 Adopted by Ann Marie and Lennart Samuelsson
1994 Started Career at New York’s Aquavit
1994 Started Career at New York’s Aquavit
1995 Received three-star review from The New York Times.
2005 launched TV Shows
2010 Opened Restaurent
2009 Married with Gate Maya Haile

Detail Timeline of Marcus Samuelsson

January 25 , 1970

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Marcus Samuelsson was born on 25th January 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His mother died because of tuberculosis. Later Marcus and his sister were adopted by Ann Marie and Lennart Samuelsson. He holds Ethiopian Nationality and belongs to Black ethnicity.

1972

Marcus mother Died

When Marcus was two years old, his mother was affected by tuberculosis. Her major health problem took her life which leads Marcus and his sister Orphaned. They were sent to Orphanage after that and later they were adopted.    

1973

Adopted by Ann Marie and Lennart Samuelsson

Marcus and his sister were adopted by Ann Marie and Lennart Samuelsson after the sudden death of their mother. They were brought to Sweden after that and grew up there. His biological grandmother teaches her how to cook food.  

1994

Started Career at New York’s Aquavit

Samuelsson moved towards New York as soon as he completed his education. He starts working at New York’s Aquavit and performs his best. Sooner he was appointed as Executive Chef and later became the Partner too. 

1994

Started Career at New York’s Aquavit

Samuelsson moved towards New York as soon as he completed his education. He starts working at New York’s Aquavit and performs his best. Sooner he was appointed as Executive Chef and later became the Partner too. 

1995

Received three-star review from The New York Times.

Marcus is always passionate towards cooking since his childhood. In 1995, while working at New York Aquavit, his diligent work lead him to became the youngest chef ever to received the three-start restaurant review from The New York Times.  

2005

launched TV Shows

Marcus is well-known a Youngest chef who got the three-star review from the New York Time. He launched TV show name Inner Chef which was broadcast in 2005. Due to the popularity he also launched another TV shows named Urban Cuisine.

2010

Opened Restaurent

In 2010, Marcus opened his third restaurant Red Rooster and founded FoodRepublic.com too. He opened Ginny's Supper Club, in 2012 and in the fall he and Clarion Hotels, launched new restaurant concept called Kitchen & Table.

2009

Married with Gate Maya Haile

Samuelsson has dated Gate Maya Haile who is a professional Model and was born in Ethiopia and raised in Europe. In 2009 they got married to each other. They have a daughter named Zoe Samuelsson and hasn't divorce Yet. 

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After graduation, Samuelsson moved towards the USA and start working at New York’s Aquavit. Sooner he became the executive chef and became the partner. He received a first three-star rating from the New York Times at the young age. In 2003, he opened the New York restaurant and launched “Inner Chef” and later “Urban Cuisine” TV Show. In 2010, he opened Kitchen & Table concept restaurant. Marcus is also an author of numerous books such as The Soul of a New Cuisine, New American Table, A Memoir and others. He has received James Beard Rising Star Chef award and also named as “Best Chef: New York City”, “Great Chef of America” and also won Top Chef Master TV reality show.

Samuelsson has dated Gate Maya Haile and later married her in 2009. They have daughter named Zoe Samuelsson. It has been estimated that his Net worth is $5 Million Dollar.

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