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Health Challenge to Promote Self-Esteem and Confidence in Girls

By Justine Ma | April 17, 2013

sports bra challenge, union square, health

Last year I was walking around Union Square Park in my sports bra… and I wasn’t alone. Together, we were 200 shirtless men and women supporting The S.E.A.K. Foundation’s Annual Sports Bra Challenge—an event that promotes confidence, boosts self-esteem, and funds year-round programming to support young teens who struggle with various social issues, including but not limited to, bullying and obesity. Read More

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Yes, Chef Charity Event at Macy’s

By Christopher Stewart | March 19, 2013

Macy's Cooking Class

Macy’s Herald Square sure is delicious. Marcus Samuelsson recently headed to the De Gustibus cooking school located inside of Macy’s on the 8th floor for an evening of cooking, laughter, and a great cause. Marcus: Yes, Chef: Charity Event  was an evening of demonstration class and tasting, showcasing Marcus’s journey through life and food in Sweden, Ethiopia and the hustle and bustle of New York City. De Gustibus recreational cooking school, founded in 1980, hosts demonstrations by the most superior international chefs and wine experts, and Marcus is no stranger to superior food. Read More


Early Spring at Gagosian Gallery

By Mac Malikowski | March 6, 2013


Awesome book exhibition at Gagosian Gallery featuring iconic pop artist Ed Ruscha. The exhibition, which includes over 100 pieces, created by other artists in direct response to Ruscha’s “Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations”, is sure to be beautiful, interactive and varied. Read More


Marcus in LA: Post & Beam Dinner in Baldwin Hills

By Carla F. Williams | March 5, 2013

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Chefs go tete-a-tete menu planning before dinner.

It was delicious magic in Baldwin Hills last night when Master Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Govind Armstrong shared the kitchen at Post & Beam Restaurant to benefit the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). A long way from Harlem, Chef Samuelsson took the flavor and flair of Red Rooster across the country to team up with Chef Armstrong to celebrate Black History Month through a culinary lens, while reaching out to help the next generation of chefs realize their dreams though C-CAP, which helps underserved high school students train to enter professional kitchens and ultimately compete for culinary scholarships. Evidently, this event was years in the making and the kitchen was filled with very lucky and hard-working students dressed to the nine’s in their chef’s coats, standing proud and ready to work alongside the chefs. Read More


Super Bowl XLVII Party at Ginny’s

By Mac Malikowski | January 30, 2013

Photo: RMTip21

Photo: RMTip21

On February 3rd, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are kicking off just in time for dinner, at 6:30pm. The only questions bigger than “Which Bay are you backing?” is “Where are we watching it?” or “What are we cooking?” We’ve got sibling coaches manning opposing, bay city teams from two coasts, neither of which has ever lost a Super Bowl game. Original Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis plays his final game, the 49ers are the designated home team, and it’s going down in Louisiana. Read More


Thelma Golden In Conversation with Glenn Lowry

By Jeannette Park | January 17, 2013

Photo: Courtesy of MOMA

Photo: Courtesy of MoMA


Guests of Rooster know Thelma as our dear friend and our patron of the arts, and we’re so excited for her conversation with MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry on February 7th.

Topics discussed will include their take on how our galleries and institutions capture artistic communities and history, held in conjunction with MoMA PS1’s exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, which will be on display through March 11.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibit yet, it’s worth checking out to see this examination of a pioneering group of African-American artists whose individual as well as collaborative talent with other artists helped shape a large part of Southern California’s art scene today. As well as viewing at least 140 works by over 30 artists, this exhibit also examines the increasing political, social and economic power of African Americans throughout the U.S.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Stamp Out Hunger: A Conversation On Food, Security, Seasonality

By Tawnya Manion | January 16, 2013

Photo: Jeannette Park

Photo: Jeannette Park

Recently, I attended a panel discussion at the Natural History Museum between Marcus, Dr. Molly Jahn of the University of Madison, and activist and author Dr. Raj Patel on the topic of how climate, politics, and economics effect our food systems, and how we will feed the people on this planet in the future. According to Jahn, “There is more than one answer to why we experience famine and food insecurity around the globe.”  However, it is clear that it is not a lack of food that is the problem, but a insufficient infrastructure that leaves millions of people malnourished.

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Our Global Kitchen: Marcus Speaking on AMNH Panel

By Jeannette Park | January 8, 2013

Marcus on WNBC

On Thursday, January 10th, Marcus will be speaking on a panel at the American Museum of Natural History on the topic “How to Feed a Growing Planet.” Joining author Raj Patel (Stuffed and Starved) and geneticist Molly Jahn, the trio (moderated by NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell) will speak on the issues of food security vs. hunger, highlight the breakthroughs and perils of cutting-edge technology in the food space, and how what we eat affects the planet. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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