Marcus Samuelsson to Open an African Restaurant

New York - Building on his latest book, “The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa” (John Wiley, 2006), Marcus Samuelsson, the executive chef of Aquavit, who was born in Ethiopia, plans to open Merkato by mid-September. The name is that of the largest food market in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. He will offer his interpretation of dishes from all over Africa, with forays into Brazil and the Caribbean, in what had been Sascha: 55-61 Gansevoort Street (Ninth Avenue).

The African inspired 175-seat restaurant in the Meatpacking district is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER for immediate hire. Must have management experience in both service and hospitality, with excellent food & beverage knowledge, and strong financials and P+L’s required. Must be highly motivated, extremely detailed oriented, and possess great communication, organizational and supervisory skills. Computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft platforms necessary.

To apply, please email resumes to, or fax (212) 957-9043. Please note that you learned about it on Tadias.

Our interview with Marcus: Click Here.

1 Response to “Marcus Samuelsson to Open an African Restaurant”

  1. 1 Mimi Jul 6th, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Marcus I wish you the best success in the business you are to open in Addis. In star chefs the interview you said, “My heritage is something I am very proud of and I think about it almost everyday” We “Ethiopians” also very proud of you what you are doing and what are you going to do in the future. Good luck!!!!!!!

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