Kwame Onwuachi of Kith and Kin in Washington, DC, was named Rising Star Chef on May 6 at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago. He will be one of the contributing chefs at the C-CAP DC June 6 Benefit Dinner, purchase tickets here.
Mr. Onwuachi’s recent memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef,”details his childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria, as well as the closing of his highly publicized, short-lived fine-dining restaurant, the Shaw Bijou. Since then, inspired by the complex history of the Potomac River waterfront, Mr. Onwuachi has thoughtfully worked toward a dazzling professional comeback, in both his creative work and his efforts to build a more inclusive kitchen environment.
Ribeye, goat roti, and Jollof rice with mackerel from Kith and Kin: