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Kwame Onwuachi


Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef and author of the critically acclaimed cookbook "My America," as well as his memoir "Notes from a Young Black Chef," which is being turned into a feature film by A24.

Chef Kwame's accolades include being named one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs," Esquire Magazine's "2019 Chef of the Year," and is a "30 Under 30" honoree by both Zagat and Forbes. He's also been featured on Time's "100 Next" list and has been named the "Most Important Chef in America" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

In addition, Kwame hosted the 2021 and 2022 James Beard Awards in Chicago, and currently serves as Food & Wine's executive producer. In this newly appointed role, Kwame will collaborate on big brand moments and events, including the "Food & Wine Classic" in Aspen, and "The Family Reunion: Presented by Kwame Onwuachi" — an annual multi-day event in Middleburg, Virginia, which celebrates diversity in the hospitality community.

To date, Chef Kwame has opened 5 restaurants before turning 30, and is currently focusing attention on his newest concept, "Tatiana," in Lincoln Center.