My Week in Photos for December 2

This week was better than I could've ever anticipated! I started off my week with an inspiring visit from the Harlem Children's Storefront. Artist Philip Maysles and I gave them a tour of Red Rooster and of his art collection at the Rooster. My favorite part was getting to cook with the kids following the art tour. Philip and I also got presents from the kids themselves. It was a great educational event! 

On Tuesday, I got to cook alongside my friend and colleague Jeffrey Zakarian for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball. It was an honor to have him as co-chef for this event that I'm so proud to participate in every year. We helped raise a lot of support for UNICEF that night, which was the most important part.

Wednesday was such a busy day with visiting the ABC studios to shoot The Chew and cook alongside Michael Symon and Mario Batali. Following that I got to visit the New York Times Building to serve lunch and participate in a moderated discussion on holiday food and traditions. Then that night set the bar for one of the best events we've held at Red Rooster- Filmmaker Albert Maysles' 85th birthday! Albert welcomed tons of friends to help raise money for the Maysles Institute. As someone I highly admire for his work in the Harlem community, I was honored to help celebrate his grand birthday at Red Rootster.

I'm off to LA for this weekend, so stay tuned to my Twitter for photos of my trip. Check out my Week in Photos below. For more of my photos, follow me on Twitter (@MarcusCooks). 

Photos: Cyndi Amaya