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Chef samuelsson on top chef | press release | BlueStar

February 9, 2010

(Reading, PA – February 9, 2010) – Today it was announced that BlueStar spokesman and award–winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson will appear on Season Two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. The show features 21 world-renowned chefs competing against each other in a series of weekly challenges. One chef will make it to the finals to compete for the title of “Top Chef Master” and a prize for the charity of their choice. Marcus will be competing for the UNICEF Tap Project.

“We’re absolutely thrilled for Marcus,” said Keith Wolf, Vice President of Marketing for BlueStar. “Over the past several years of working up and close with Marcus, it’s clear how talented he is. It’s no surprise to us that he was selected to appear on the show – the entire BlueStar team is wishing him the best of luck in the competition.”

Chef Samuelsson is the youngest chef to ever receive two three–star ratings from The New York Times, the first of which was awarded to him after just three months as Executive Chef of Aquavit. His impressive list of accolades includes a 2003 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: New York City.

Samuelsson has found additional success as the author of The Soul of a New Cuisine and New American Table. Marcus prepared and tested the recipes for both cookbooks on the 30″ BlueStar range in his own home.

Most recently, Samuelsson was guest chef for the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of India.

The Show premieres on April 7, 2010 on BRAVO. Click here for more info. For additional information about BlueStar,

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