11 Things You Didn't Know About Marcus Samuelsson
You've seen them judge the competition, battle for the title of All-Stars champion and compete in a friendly game with colleagues on After Hours, but there's a lot you don't know about the judges of Chopped. Here's your chance to get to know the nine people behind the Chopping Block.
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny's Supper Club, and American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus is the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times. He was also tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration's first State dinner. Marcus has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards, including Best Chef: New York City and most recently in the category of Writing and Literature for his recent memoir, Yes, Chef. But what you may not know about Marcus is that if he didn't become a chef, he might have become a professional soccer player. Find out more about Marcus in his Q&A below.
What's your Achilles' heel ingredient, one that you hate to work with or encounter in someone else's dish?
What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
What was your most memorable meal? What, where, who? Details, please.
MS: That's easy: El Bulli, with Ferran and Albert, after spending a great day driving from the city.
Is there one dish that you always order out and never make at home?
If you weren't in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
MS: Most recently it was Barcelona and Los Angeles