Monogram Luxury Appliances taps Marcus Samuelsson for the Kentucky Derby dining experience on Saturday, May 7, appearing on NBC and Peacock

“I’m thrilled to bring a fresh take on classic dishes to this incredible event,” said Samuelsson. “With the finesse of the Monogram appliances I use in my own kitchen, I hope to excite fans watching around the world with some tasty bites that expand the palate for Derby entertaining. There’s nothing quite like the Derby magic and I can’t wait to experience the festivities.”

With the Twin Spires behind and the excitement of the racetrack all around, Samuelsson will demonstrate Derby recipes between races on the balcony of the Finish Line Suites. Recipes will be available after the @Monogramappliances segment on Instagram and via @KentuckyDerby handles. Samuelsson will use the iconic Monogram Hearth four specially installed on the track for this segment. Monogram is a new luxury sponsor at Churchill Downs Racecourse for the Kentucky Derby 148.

“The Kentucky Derby celebrates the oldest sporting event of all time. United States as well as its fashion and culinary traditions. Monogram Luxury Appliances is proud to participate this year with a celebrity touch. Chef Samuelsson has unparalleled prowess in delighting audiences with his expertise and culturally diverse flavors. It will definitely increase the excitement at the Kentucky Derby by providing that elevated experience,” said Julie Burns, executive director of Monogram. “The Derby attracts a global audience, and we are thrilled to have Chef Samuelsson present his global culinary perspective using Monogram appliances.”

Monogram recently launched a digital series titled “My brandto celebrate people who have honed their talents while distinguishing themselves through the passion they dedicate to enriching experiences. The series launched as a three-part episode with Chef Marcus Samuelson which offers an intimate look at the life of a chef at home and in their personal kitchen using terroir, global experiences and personality to create memorable recipes. Follow us on Instagram @monogramappliances.

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MARCUS SAMUELSSON is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants around the world, including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS MontrealMarcus B&P, Red Rooster Overtown and Marcus Fish + Chop House in the Bahamian. Samuelsson was the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times and was the guest chef at the Obama administration’s first state dinner. He has won several awards from the James Beard Foundation for his work as a conductor and host of No passport required, his public television series with Vox/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of the Top Chef Masters and Chopped All-Stars and is the head judge of the new show Top Chef Family Style. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of the Careers through Culinary Arts (C-CAP) program, which aims to help underserved youth. Samuelsson co-produces the annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, which celebrates the food, art and culture of Harlem. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Samuelsson converted his restaurants Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus B&P into newarkand Red Rooster Overtown in Miami in community kitchens in partnership with World Central Kitchen, serving more than 230,000 meals to those in need. He has an audio project with Audible, titled Our Harlemand co-hosts This moment podcast with Swedish rapper Timbuktu on ACAST. He is the author of several cookbooks, including The New York Times hit memory Yes, chief: a memoir and his latest book The Rise: Black cooks and the soul of American cuisine.

Churchill Downs Racecourse (“CDRT”), the most legendary racetrack in the world, hosted the Kentucky Derby, the oldest annual sporting event in United Statessince 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT offers a series of themed race days during Derby week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and hosts thoroughbred horse racing at three races in the spring, September and fall. The CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one mile dirt road, 7/8 mile grass track, stables area and can accommodate approximately 60,000 people. The saddle paddock and stable have barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114 bedroom dormitory for backstretch staff. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast betting facility.

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