Whole Foods Veterans Store Book Signing

By | July 17, 2012

Whole Foods store

Whole Foods first opened in Austin, Texas in 1980.

Hello, NOLA! Marcus’s first stop in New Orleans for the book tour will be at the Whole Foods Veterans Store (located at 3420 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, at the intersection of Severn Avenue and Veterans). There, he will sign copies of Yes Chef. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and say hello! You can bring your own copy of the book, or if you don’t have one yet, buy one at the store!

Reunited and It Feels So Good: Lunch with The Pass and Provisions [SOLD OUT]

By | July 17, 2012

Marcus, Seth, and Terrence

This Thursday, Marcus will host a collaborative event with two former disciples and old friends, Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner. Terrence and Seth, who both worked with Marcus at August, now head Pilot Light Restaurant Group and are currently working on their upcoming restaurant, The Pass and Provisions, to be located at 807 Taft in Houston. The three, who recently met up at the Austin Food & Wine Festival (see photo above), have put together a five course meal, which will be held at Culinaire (3900 Milam Street). The lunch costs $80/person and includes a signed copy of Yes, Chef.

Chefs & Champagne

By | July 17, 2012

Marcus at the Chefs & Champagne event in 2011.

Marcus at the Chefs & Champagne event in 2011.

After attending the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne last summer, Marcus is looking forward to attending the annual event again in the Hamptons. This year, Chefs & Champagne will celebrate the Food Network show, Chopped; host Ted Allen won “Best Media Personality/Host” and the show won “Best Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location.” Marcus’s fellow judges Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Aarón Sanchez, Chris Santos, and Geoffrey Zakarian will also attend. Marcus’s dish on the menu for the event will be white gazpacho with shishito peppers, fluke, and almonds. Tickets are still available!

Central Market Dallas Cooking School: Demo and Dinner [SOLD OUT]

By | July 17, 2012

Marcus Cooking

Today at Central Market Dallas (the Lovers Lane location), Marcus will be hosting a sold out cooking demo and dinner—and, of course, signing some copies of Yes, Chef, too! Central Market is the place to go for foodies in Texas. The company now has nine stores, where people can find top-quality ingredients and learn how to use them in cooking classes.

Central Market Austin Cooking School: Demo and Dinner [SOLD OUT]

By | July 17, 2012

Yes, Chef Back Cover

After teaching at Central Market Dallas’s cooking school, Marcus’s next stop on the Yes, Chef tour will be Central Market Austin (North Lamar Boulevard). There, he will lead another class, where he’ll teach recipes inspired by the book. Central Market sells local and global ingredients, as well as prepared foods; check out their recipe for a summery heirloom tomato salad here.

Let’s Do Lunch: at La Condesa

By | July 17, 2012

La Condesa

Tomorrow on the Yes, Chef tour, Marcus will be having lunch at La Condesa, where a special menu inspired by the memoir will be served. This talked-about Austin restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for “Best New Restaurant” and is  known for putting a creative spin on Mexican favorites, like guacamole with watermelon, pomegranate molasses and queso fresco.

Tom Douglas Guest Chef Event with Marcus Samuelsson

By Marcus | June 29, 2012



The Palace

Two great chefs come together for a special guest chef event as Marcus will be cooking up an elaborately detailed dinner and demo at the Palace Ballroom. For $90 guests get to eat all the great food and take home an autographed copy of Yes, Chef.

For a happy hour treat, try out this Tom Douglas Basil Kamikaze Cocktail.

Time: 6:00 pm
Address: 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
For more info, check the website here:

Photo courtesy of M.V. Jantzen


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