The executive chef of Kith and Kin, Kwame Onwuachi, will host a discussion about his culinary journey, Dish & Sip: Conversations with Cravings, at InterContinental D.C. on April 23.
From 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., Onwuachi will talk about his journey to become a chef and entrepreneur, which is also detailed in his newly released book, Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir.
He told WTOP that even though his book details his experiences as a black chef, it is for everyone.
“It’s a book about continuing to keep going when you know you’re faced with some sort of failure or downfall, or just people in your way. It’s about keeping that momentum no matter what and believing in yourself,” Onwuachi said.
Our new episode is a full hour with the wonderful @ChefKwame of @KithandKindc, author of the new book Notes from a Young Black Chef. Listen on public radio and via podcast apps this weekend. pic.twitter.com/HOXhDvgJSq
— The Splendid Table (@SplendidTable) April 18, 2019
Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana, the 29-year-old Onwuachi learned cooking from his mother in their modest Bronx apartment. He went on to make a career out of his passion for cooking.
“Using his culture as inspiration, Onwuachi’s culinary story pays homage to his Nigerian and African-American heritage and reflects on his life and the role as a ‘young black chef’ in the hospitality industry,” the event brief said.
Onwuachi has worked in some of the best restaurants in the world, and also trained at the Culinary Institute of America. He opened five restaurants before turning 30 and was named a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes magazines. The entrepreneur owns the Philly Wing Fry franchise in Washington, D.C.
Onwuachi is a James Beard Award nominee, and one of 10 culinary professionals in the country who made it to the Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list.
Ticket includes autographed book and crafted cocktail.