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About Us

 
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– about us –

Newark is a unique and historically rich city that we are honored to be a part of. We invite you to join us at Marcus B&P where Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food and culture to the neighborhood we are so proud to call our home.

Named for the Swedish concept of BP or “back pocket,” this is a spot where you can meet your family, friends, or coworkers at the Bar (the “B”) or take home some delicious locally grown Provisions (the “P”) any night of the week.

 
 
 
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– PRESS –

For all press inquiries please contact: cmcrane@baltzco.com 
This email address is for media inquiries only

 
 
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– Our team –

 
  CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON     Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON

Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Red Rooster London, and Marcus B&P. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows “Top Chef Masters” and “Chopped All Stars,” and served as a mentor on ABC’s “The Taste.” A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. Samuelsson is co-chair of the board of directors for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). In May 2016, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. He is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef, the young adult version-- Make It Messy, Marcus Off Duty cookbook, and his latest book-- The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. In addition, he is one of the founders of the website Food Republic. Samuelsson recently completed filming his new TV series titled, “No Passport Required,” with VOX/Eater and PBS which will air July 2018.

  General manager - chris keys   Christopher Keys is a Restaurant General Manager who believes in the evolving dining scene in downtown Newark. During his 10 years in the restaurant industry, he has always successfully directed and coached at the highest of standards, excelling at institutions such as Brinker International, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and now at the  Marcus Samuelsson Group.  Chris has worked with upscale clients throughout the years such as Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Corey Booker, Steven Colbert, “America’s Got Talent”, and BET’s “Black Girls Rock”.   

General manager - chris keys

Christopher Keys is a Restaurant General Manager who believes in the evolving dining scene in downtown Newark. During his 10 years in the restaurant industry, he has always successfully directed and coached at the highest of standards, excelling at institutions such as Brinker International, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and now at the Marcus Samuelsson Group. Chris has worked with upscale clients throughout the years such as Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Corey Booker, Steven Colbert, “America’s Got Talent”, and BET’s “Black Girls Rock”.   

  Chef James Bowen   Chef James Bowen is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up watching his grandmother, an Indiana native, prepare country-style fare daily. Chef Bowen's love of cooking (and eating!) led him to the California Culinary Academy. Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in fine dining, securing a role at Riingo followed by positions at Aquavit and Gordon Ramsey at the London.  Most recently, Chef Bowen has lead the culinary teams at restaurants such as August, Red Rooster/Ginny's Supper Club and The Gander. 

Chef James Bowen

Chef James Bowen is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up watching his grandmother, an Indiana native, prepare country-style fare daily. Chef Bowen's love of cooking (and eating!) led him to the California Culinary Academy. Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in fine dining, securing a role at Riingo followed by positions at Aquavit and Gordon Ramsey at the London.

Most recently, Chef Bowen has lead the culinary teams at restaurants such as August, Red Rooster/Ginny's Supper Club and The Gander. 

 
 
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– Local Partners –

If you are a local NJ food business that would be interested in partnering with us, please shoot us an email at info@marcusbpnewark.com. Opportunities include selling your shelf stable items at our Provisions counter, using your produce in our recipes, and holding pop ups within our store. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

MAZI PIRI PIRI
HOT SAUCE

It’s spicy but balanced and we love to use it on different meats at Marcus B&P.
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TASSOT APIARIES
HONEY

Find Tassot Apiary honey at the Provisions counter at Marcus B&P and utilized on our menu.
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AEROFARMS
GREENS

Aerofarms is the primary provider of all Marcus B&P greens. 
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