Undercover Boss is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each week, a different leader will sacrifice the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their operation.
In the season finale, we are treated to a celebrity undercover boss, Marcus Samuelsson. This Internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur goes undercover to find and mentor new culinary talent. During his mission, he discovers some gifted aspiring chefs at a public cooking class, a culinary institute, a high-end food truck, and a soup kitchen.
Samuelsson has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence and was inducted into the James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” in America in 2016. He is the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home and The Red Rooster Cookbook. Additionally, Marcus has released the young adult book Make It Messy, and his memoir, the New York Times bestseller and James Beard-winning Yes, Chef. Samuelsson was the winner on both season two of “Top Chef Masters” and the second season of “Chopped All-Stars,” and he serves as a recurring judge on “Chopped.” He was also a mentor on “The Taste.”