Marcus is the new Top Chef Master

Above: Top Chef Masters’ champion Marcus Samuelsson won
$100,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project, which brings clean and
accessible water to millions of children around the world.

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Friday, June 11, 2010

New York (Tadias) – Marcus Samuelsson has been crowned winner of the second season Top Chef Masters, a reality competition show broadcast on the cable television network Bravo.

“It’s the best feeling,” said Samuelsson after his victory was announced. “People all over the world will celebrate this with me, I guarantee you that.”

Top Chef Masters reality show pits world-renowned chefs against each other in weekly challenges. Samuelsson defeated fellow celebrity chefs Susur Lee, also from New York, and Las Vegas chef Rick Moonen.

As the winner, the Ethiopian-born chef received $100,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project, which raises funds to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.


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13 Responses to “Marcus is the new Top Chef Master”

  1. 1 MIMI Jun 11th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Congratulations Marcus! Great job!!

  2. 2 Damay Jun 11th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Congratulation Marcus! I am proud of YOU.

  3. 3 Saba Jun 11th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Inquan des aleh, Marcus. I knew you would nail it.

  4. 4 Gigi Jun 11th, 2010 at 1:55 pm


  5. 5 Yohan Jun 11th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Bravo Marcus! UNICEF can sure use the 100k. Not bad with the elilta too :)


  6. 6 Tefferi Jun 11th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    another glory for ethiopian chef marcus, we all proud of you.

  7. 7 fesseha Jun 11th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Loved your “elilta!” I join you!

  8. 8 Mimi Jun 12th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Proud of you Marcus. I almost cried when I heard one of the judge’s comment on Marcus’ Ethiopian dish (I believe it was Kitfo). Yes, I celebrated and did the elilta too. God bless.

  9. 9 BB Jun 14th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Amazing work!!!!! I loved your elilta. I have been watching the show every weekend, but I missed the last show. I am just trilled to find out that you won. Only a hand full of people are able to give back to the community in need and you are lucky to be one of them. Good job!!

  10. 10 JP Jun 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Marcus, I am really proud of you!!! You’ve been a strong contestant throughout the entire Top Chef Master season. Your dishes are GREAT….loved your creative style and the risks which you took to be an outstanding contestant!!! Your hard work and dedication towards your goal to help UNICEF is AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to come to your restaurant in New York this summer!!! Congratulations!!!!

  11. 11 Konjit Jun 19th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    we are very proud of you, and I like the elelelele part funny!

  12. 12 Kidist Jun 20th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing Job Marcus!!

  13. 13 john smith Jun 22nd, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Epicurean Food Lover,

    I’ve eaten at some of the best Restaurants in the world The best food that I have ever eaten in my life anywhere would have to be at Susur’s. The man is a Genius. When you have other Top Chef Masters saying what an honor it is just to be around this guy and watch him. “I have learned so much from this man”,Waxman. “The man to beat is

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