Marcus Samuelsson to speak at Miami University on March 29
Internationally acclaimed chef will also participate in a book signing
Miami University will welcome internationally acclaimed chef and television personality Marcus Samuelsson to campus as part of the Presidential Career and Leadership Series.
A Night with Marcus Samuelsson: A Career of Chasing Flavors is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Center’s Harry T. Wilks Theater. Registration is encouraged for this event, which is free and open to the public.
“We are excited for Marcus Samuelsson to share his journey with our career community,” said Jennifer Benz, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Career Exploration and Success. “Marcus has achieved tremendous success as a chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. We can’t wait to watch him take the Harry T. Wilks Theater stage to conclude this school year’s Presidential Career and Leadership Series programming.”
The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of Samuelsson’s book: “The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.” A book signing will take place during a reception in the Armstrong Student Center Atrium directly following the program.
Samuelsson is the owner of many restaurants, including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P. He was the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards. In addition, he was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Samuelsson has been a fixture on television. He was crowned “Top Chef Masters” and “Chopped All-Stars” champion, and was the winning mentor on “The Taste.” For his work on “No Passport Required," he received the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Personality. He is also an executive producer of Viceland’s “HUSTLE.”