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Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

The Marcus Edition
Beyond the Plate - Chef Series

Chef Samuelsson honed his skills at the Culinary Institute in Göteborg before apprenticing in Switzerland and Austria, later continuing his sojourn to New York where he served as executive chef at renowned restaurant Aquavit. There, he earned a coveted 3-star restaurant review from The New York Times. In 2010 he came full circle with his cultural and ancestral roots: chef Samuelsson settled his own family and opened Red Rooster in Harlem.


(I was fortunate enough to enjoy a re-creation of the meal Samuelsson served to President Obama when he feasted there at a fundraiser he threw in 2011. It was sublime.)

Montréal now has the privilege of counting chef Marcus as part of the multicultural culinary fabric that makes our city shine. His eponymous restaurant, Marcus, stars at the centre of the shining new Four Seasons Montréal. Guided by chef Samuelsson’s desire to showcase the best of Montréal’s seasonal standouts, Marcus is a beacon of unforgettable food, its open kitchen sizzling and crackling with robust dishes.


For more highlights and behind-the-scenes access I invite you to watch my video, Beyond the Plate: The Marcus Edition. It exemplifies this chef’s mission to continuously create new ways of combining a city’s rhythm and its soul, integrating them into passionate and memorable food experiences.