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New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, who famously hosted President Obama at a $1.5 million fundraiser inside the cook’s Harlem eatery Red Rooster last spring, is rolling into the District on a national food truck tour for charity on Friday. Samuelsson will be dishing out free food but gladly accepting donations on behalf of the hunger relief organization Feeding America.

The full details below:

Marcus Samuelsson of the Macy’s Culinary Council jumps on board for
the cross-country food truck tour!

WHAT:Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go,” a national food truck tour showcasing Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC), is rolling into Washington, D.C.! Macy’s first-ever food truck tour will feature MCC chef Marcus Samuelsson on board at the Washington D.C. stop, cooking his favorite summertime recipes and dishing them out free!

Having celebrated its launch in Miami on June 28 and continuing through late summer, the Macy’s branded food truck will visit multiple cities during its nationwide tour.

Many of the MCC’s celebrated chefs will take part in the tour, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Marcus Samuelsson, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai and Takashi Yagihashi. KitchenAid® will provide appliances to prepare timeless, summer-inspired dishes such as hamburgers, a homemade ice cream recipe created by Emeril Lagasse and signature side dishes selected by the guest MCC chef at each stop.

Fans that “like” Macy’s on Facebook (www.facebook/macys), or follow Macy’s on Twitter (@macyevents), will receive a special gift at each food truck stop, while supplies last. Fans can also join the chefs on Twitter as they tweet live from the food truck by using the hashtag #macyschefs. While the chef’s dishes are free, guests can support a good cause by donating to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks.

WHO: Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, cookbook author, food activist and restaurateur. In 1995, restaurant owner, Hakan Swahn, appointed Samuelsson Executive Chef of restaurant Aquavitin NYC. Samuelsson assisted Swahn in establishing an identity for Scandinavian food in the U.S with dishes that embodied and perfected the building blocks of Swedish cuisine. The restaurant immediately became a midtown favorite. It received two three-star reviews in The New York Times, and Samuelsson won the 1999 James Beard Foundation award for “Rising Star Chef” as well as its 2003 award for “Best Chef in New York City.”In addition to his recognition as a world renowned chef, Samuelsson is an award-winning cookbook author with books in both Swedish and English. His 2006 African-inspired cookbook The Soul of a New Cuisine received the award “Best International Cookbook” by the James Beard Foundation. Other books written by Samuelsson are Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine, Street Food and En Smakresa (“A Journey of Tastes”).
MORE: For additional information about MCC and the full “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go” tour schedule, please visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil.

WHEN:        “Macy’s Chefs-a-Go-Go” Food Truck Tour Stop
Chef Marcus Samuelsson: Friday July 29 11:00am-3:00pm

WHERE: Eastern Market
225 7th Street Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003