Kwame Onwuachi, the winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star chef award earlier this year.
Now, the author of an acclaimed memoir “Notes from a Young Black Chef,” will join Zach Engel for a collaborative dinner Sept. 29 at Galit. Read on…
CelebNFood247.com has learned that Kwame Onwuachi, the 29-year-old American-Nigerian chef based in Washington, D.C. joins Zach Engel for a one night only diner.
The evening will feature two JBF Rising Star chefs; Engel won the award in 2017, via the Chicago Tribune.
Onwuachi is one of the participating chefs at Chicago Gourmet, taking place Sept. 28 and 29 in Millennium Park.
Engel had this to say about Onwuachi:
We’ve met a couple of times in D.C. (home to Onwuachi’s restaurant, Kith/Kin) and we have some mutual industry friends. When I found out he was coming out for Chicago Gourmet, and he just put out his book, I said, ‘Why not come here?’ The restaurant will be busy, you’ll meet people and sell some books.
Before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appearing as a contestant on Top Chef. Onwuachi’s love of food and cooking remained a constant throughout, even when he found the road to success riddled with potholes.
His story is told in “Notes from a Young Black Chef,” available now…
Kwame Onwuachi book has grabbed the attention celebrities like The Roots Questlove who said:
Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.