Monogram taps Marcus Samuelsson for Kentucky Derby culinary experience

Apr 28th 2022

The renowned chef will celebrate the roots of American cuisine during the Run for the Roses

Monogram – our luxury appliance brand synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship and sophisticated design – is collaborating with Chef Marcus Samuelsson to celebrate the 148th Kentucky Derby. 

Samuelsson will prepare a globally-inspired culinary experience on the grounds of Churchill Downs and will be part of NBC Sports’ Derby Day coverage on NBC and Peacock.

"I am excited to bring a fresh take on classic dishes to this incredible event,” said Samuelsson. “With the finesse of the Monogram appliances that 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 magic of the Derby and I can’t wait to experience the festivities.”

With the Twin Spires behind and the excitement of the racetrack all around, Samuelsson will demo the Derby recipes in between races on the Finish Line Suites balcony. 

Recipes will be available after the segment @Monogramappliances on Instagram and through @KentuckyDerby handles. Samuelsson will use the iconic Monogram Hearth Oven specially installed at the track for this segment.

“The Kentucky Derby celebrates the longest continuously run sporting event in America along with its fashion and culinary traditions. Monogram luxury appliances is proud to participate this year with celebrity flair. Chef Samuelsson has an unmatched prowess of delighting audiences with his expertise and culturally diverse flavors. He will undoubtedly up the excitement at the Kentucky Derby by offering this elevated experience,” said Julie Burns, executive director of Monogram. “The Derby draws a global audience, and we are thrilled for Chef Samuelsson to showcase his worldly culinary perspective using Monogram appliances.”

Monogram recently launched a digital series called “My Mark” to celebrate individuals who have honed their talents while making a distinctive mark with the passion they dedicate towards elevating experiences. 

The series launched as a three-part episode with Chef Marcus Samuelsson who provides an intimate look at the life of a chef at home and inside his personal kitchen using terroir, global experiences, and personality to craft memorable recipes.

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