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First Lady Visits the Studio Museum

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 26, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama
Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

On behalf of our entire team at Red Rooster, I would like to thank First Lady Michelle Obama for asking us to be part of the Luncheon on the occasion of the 68th United Nations General Assembly. Even though I personally was unable to attend, it was an honor to have our team welcome the First Lady and her guests to The Studio Museum and share with them the food, the art and the neighborhood that I call home. Read More

Fashion & Lifestyle

Duro Olowu is JC Penney’s First Designer Collab

By Eden Fesehaye | February 20, 2013


NY Fashion Week marked the celebration of Nigerian-born/London-based designer (and Red Rooster favorite) Duro Olowu’s exciting new line for JC Penney. The Stone Rose Lounge at the Time Warner Center was completely transformed to reflect the eclectic patterns and bright colors the designer is known for best, complete with Duro-inspired wallpaper and pillows to match the collection which was being intricately displayed throughout the space. Read More


Let’s Move! Marks First Year Anniversary

By mahir | February 9, 2011

In America right now, obesity is an epidemic, affecting young children and adults all over the country.  One year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama created an organization that spans the country and touches all sectors from schools to mayors to sports leagues and more. Read More


Chefs in Schools Making Veggies Cool

By mahir | November 9, 2010

This past weekend I was in Dallas for a stop on my tour with Buick.  I enjoyed reading up on the food culture down there in this fall’s edition of Edible Dallas and Ft. Worth.  I particularly liked an article about chefs reaching out to kids in schools, and how they’re “making veggies cool.”  I think it’s so important to make vegetables fun and healthy eating accessible.  The growing popularity of shows about chefs and cooking on television makes this exciting to young kids.  The program “Chefs Move to Schools” is one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiatives to fight obesity, and will be implemented all over the country.  The program sponsors varied initiatives tailored to the school’s capabilities.  Examples include partnering with local farmers to provide produce to school cafeterias or planting a vegetable garden.  I’m very impressed!

Read more about it here.


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