Marja Samsom is a global dynamo in a small package, combining an artist’s passion & dedication with a pragmatic approach to create seamless events for discerning customers.
She transformed weekly “underground” dinners for friends in the Lower East Side into a thriving restaurant she owned for 20 years named The Kitchen Club. Located in the fashionable neighborhood in New York City known as NoLita, The Kitchen Club was an iconic destination for European-Japanese cuisine.
During that time, Marja expanded her business with Chibi’s Sake Bar and Chibitini, both named after her darling French bulldog, Chibi.
More recently, as well as being a private chef, she’s been making a name as The Dumpling Diva through her catering business, TV appearances, radio shows, and cooking classes.