Renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, who has pivoted to help his community, speaks about the current state of the food industry and the status of African Americans.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson — the owner of a slew of restaurants around the United States, Canada and Europe — tells Anna Rahmanan that “change is coming to America.” Hailing from Ethiopia and currently a resident of New York’s Harlem, the chef has built a culinary empire that puts the African American experience at the forefront of conversations.
In reaction to COVID-19, Samuelsson joined José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen to launch Newark Working Kitchens, a project that delivers free daily meals to those in need across Newark, New Jersey. Samuelsson has also turned many of his kitchens into community efforts, feeding thousands of people weekly.
Here he discusses the effects that both the pandemic and the current political protests have had on the food industry and beyond.
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