Kwame Onwuachi Named Rising Star Chef at James Beard Awards

Rising Star Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi Photo: Jennifer Chase for The New York Times

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.

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.

Read the complete New York Times article here.

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