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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.

 
 
 

– 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 Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper ClubStreetbird Rotisserie, and Marcus’ Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club.  A committed philanthropist; and the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times, Samuelsson has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City, and was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner. 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”. Samuelsson co-produced Harlem EatUp!, a food and culture festival launched in Harlem, New York in 2015, and he is also the founder of the website Food Republic. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef, the young adult version, Make It MessyMarcus Off Duty cookbook, and his newest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. In May 2016 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. In 2017 Samuelsson opened his second Red Rooster in Shoreditch, London, as well as Marcus B&P in Newark, New Jersey.

  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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