Live Talks Los Angeles, with co-presenting media sponsors KCET & KPCC, presents an event featuring:
An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson in conversation with David Burtka.
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, author and philanthropist. He is the author of several award-winning cookbooks and the forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef. Among his many accolades, Chef Samuelsson is the youngest chef to ever achieve two three-star reviews from The New York Times and he has been honored by the James Beard Foundation on multiple occasions including "Rising Star Chef" (1999), "Best Chef: New York City" (2003), and "Best International Cookbook" (2007). In 2010, Chef Samuelsson beat out 21 fellow chefs on the second season of the television competition Top Chef Masters on Bravo, winning $115,000 for the UNICEF Tap Project.
David Burtka joined E! News as a correspondent in January 2012. David began his acting career on the stage and in 2001 won the Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer for his role as The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby. He then made his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's The Goat opposite Sally Field, followed by his acclaimed role as Tulsa in Sam Mendes' Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.
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Photo of Marcus Samuelsson via LTLA.