Maysles Institute Benefit Dinner at Marcus’s House

By Jeannette Park | November 15, 2012

Maysles Benefit Dinner

Albert Maysles and Iris Apfel share secrets over dinner. (Photo: Jeannette Park)

For those in attendance at the Maysles Institute benefit dinner, the mood was festive. The crowd included the entire Maysles clan (except Auralice who had just flown in from India), Kate and Andy Spade, the incomparable Iris Apfel awash in rich fall reds and yellows donning a flame red orange mohair bag, and an intimate handful of the institute’s top donors and benefactors. Read More


Things to Do this Weekend in Harlem

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 24, 2012

Millions Trees Event Poster

I’m in Sweden this week otherwise I’d be stopping by these two East Harlem events to support my community. First is the Harvest Festival at La Marqueta and the second is a great initiative from the New York Restoration Project. Stop by the Urban Garden Center where they’ll be giving away 100 trees, first come, first served. Read the posters above and below. For more information, visit and



Children’s Storefront and Maxime Bilet: Learning about Modernist Cooking

By Joseph Hernandez | October 15, 2012


Maxime Bilet explains modernist cooking to the students from Children’s Storefront.

Last week, Marcus Samuelsson hosted Chef Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine, at Ginny’s Supper Club, along with 20 students from Children’s Storefront in Harlem. A non-profit, tuition-free school committed to providing students from preschool to eighth grade a diverse and empowering education, Children’s Storefront brought a mix of seventh and eighth grade students to learn about the restaurant industry from Marcus, and easy, modern cooking techniques from Maxime. Marcus gave the students a behind the scenes look of Red Rooster, and even a short primer on restaurant etiquette. For the rest of the afternoon, Maxime put on a demo marrying science and food. Read More


Experiences at the International Chef’s Congress

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 15, 2012

Photo: Joseph Hernandez

Photo: Joseph Hernandez

I recently had the pleasure of attending’s 7th Annual International Chef’s Congress, whose theme this year was “Origins and Frontiers.” Besides getting to meet some amazing talent in the food industry, I also got to sit on a panel with some great minds: Chefs John Besh and Sat Bains (of Besh Restaurant Group and Restaurant Sat Bains, respectively) and Richard Grausman, founder of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). The panel was titled “Opening Restaurants for Change,” and upon sitting down, moderator and managing editor of Will Blunt had us dive right in. Read More

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From Farm to Fork: SACC’s Green Summit

By Emelyn Rude | October 8, 2012


Last week, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York held its fifth annual Green Summit, an annual event aimed at addressing the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. The theme of the occasion was sustainable eating, specifically focusing on the issue of “How to Feed a City.” Presided over by Green Summit Patron H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the day’s sessions tackled the concept of “From Farm to Fork” from a multitude of angles, including panels on corporate supply chains and changing public opinions on food and eating. Read More


Samuelsson Named State Chef

By Emelyn Rude | September 14, 2012

Photo: Marcus Samuelsson

Last Friday, Chef Marcus Samuelsson was honored by the U.S. State Department by being inducted as a member of the first class of the American Chef Corps. A cornerstone of the newly formed Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative, a collaborative effort between the Office of Protocol, the Department of State, and the James Beard Foundation, the program aims to foster greater global dialogue and diplomacy utilizing the universal language of food. The more than 80 members of the Corps will serve on the frontlines in the creation of a global gastronomic community, preparing State Dinners, serving as culinary ambassadors while abroad, and hosting foreign visitors interested in the American food system. Read More


SF Chefs Talk at Illy Lounge

By Marcus Samuelsson | August 7, 2012

Tyler Florence and Marcus

There was Tyler. There was Martin. There was Charlie and there was Chris. And there definitely was coffee. Had a blast at SF Chefs and for the launch of Illy’s MonoArabica single origin coffees. Take a look at the fun we had and thanks to the Illy team for a great weekend! Read More


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Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger