Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon

is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the

Annual International Culinary Academy Awards - 2008





Culinary Academy Awards




Chef - Aquavit
Cookbook Author
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director - Townhouse Restaurant Group
At the age of 38, Marcus Samuelsson has received more accolades than many chefs
receive in a lifetime. A graduate of the Culinary Institute in Gothenburg, Samuelsson
apprenticed in Switzerland, Austria, France and the U.S. In 1995 he was hired as
Aquavit’s Executive Chef. Just 3 months later, Aquavit received a three-star review from
The New York Times. Samuelsson was honored with James Beard Foundation Awards
in 1999, 2003 and 2007. Crain’s New York Business recognized him in their annual “40
under 40”, and he was celebrated as one of “The Great Chefs of America” by The
Culinary Institute of America. Samuelsson has been featured in numerous national
publications and television programs; he was the third chef to write for The New York
Times’ “Chef’s Column,” is the author of 4 cookbooks, and starred in his own cooking
show, Inner Chef, on the Discovery Home Channel. Samuelsson serves on the Board of
Directors of Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), and is an ambassador for
the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In 2005, Samuelsson was appointed Visiting Professor of
International Culinary Science at the Umeå University School of Restaurant and
Culinary Arts, and received an honorary degree from Johnson & Wales University as
Doctor of Culinary Arts in 2006.
For more information on Marcus Samuelsson, please contact:
Townhouse Restaurant Group / 212.957.8884




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