Financial Times

Ethiopian-born Marcus Samuelsson tells Margaret O’Connor about plans to transform the Manhattan neighborhood. Click here to read the full article.

The New York Times

Red Rooster is a door onto a new Harlem, opened by the celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Click here to read the full article.


“Whether you were a singer, politician, or writer, you came to this watering hole to participate in the conversation,” says Marcus Samuelsson of Harlem’s original Red Rooster Lounge. Click here to read the full article.

The New York Times

“We constantly have to edit, curate, sift through our brand,” observes Marcus Samuelsson, 41, of his frenetic life as a media-savvy chef, author, food impresario and entrepreneur.

The Guardian: Observer Food Monthly

In the autumn, he opens a second Red Rooster, inside the new Curtain Hotel in London’s Shoreditch. His take on American soul food subtly refracted through the lens of his African heritage is coming to London. “We must get 20 requests a year to open a new Red Rooster,” he says. “I only wanted to do it in a city with a dynamic we could learn from.”  Click here to read the full article.

Eye Swoon

His goal was simple, to create an eatery that drew inspiration from the vibrant Harlem community – a place where block parties, corner cookouts, graffiti, hip hop and Sunday church culture all come together – to deliver some unbelievable rotisserie chicken with an urban tale. Click here to read the full article.