July 16, 2012

Whole Foods Market In Coral Gables Will Host A Book Signing For Renowned Chef, Marcus Samuelsson


Thursday, July 26, 2012; Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables will host a book signing for renowned chef, Marcus Samuelsson, author of Yes Chef, on Thursday, July 26, 2012, from noon – 2:00 p.m. “Mr. Samuelsson, as it happens, possesses one of the great culinary stories of our time,” says Dwight Garner, a book critic for The New York Times. The memoir takes readers through Samuelsson’s childhood and outlines his career path to becoming a successful chef. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Samuelsson’s memoir will be available for purchase at the store for $27.

In addition to being a multiple James Beard Award recipient, Samuelsson is the youngest chef to achieve two 3-star reviews from The New York Times. In 2010, he opened his restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, where he hosted a private dinner for President Obama. Along with being a chef, restaurateur and author, Samuelsson helps raise funds for non-profit organizations through his various philanthropic efforts. On the second season of the hit Bravo television show, Top Chef Masters, he beat out 21 fellow master chefs, winning $115,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project. In 2012, Samuelsson won $50,000 for C-Cap, an organization dedicated to providing career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment, when he was crowned Chopped: All Stars champion.

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables is located at 6701 Red Road in Coral Gables. Telephone: (305) 421-9421

About Whole Foods Market®

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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