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Author of "Notes From A Young Black Chef," James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef, Top Chef Contestant

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Kwame Onwuachi is the James Beard Award-winning executive chef at Kith/Kin and owner of the Philly Wing Fry franchise in Washington, D.C. He was a contestant on Top Chef (season 13) in 2015. He has been recognized by Food & Wine magazine, Esquire magazine, and the James Beard Foundation as "Rising Star Chef of the year."

Onwuachi trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has opened five restaurants before turning thirty. A former Top Chef contestant, he has been named one of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes.

He was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother, in the family’s modest Bronx apartment, and he took that spark of passion and turned it into a career. From toiling in the bowels of oil cleanup ships to working at some of the best restaurants in the world, he has seen and lived his fair share of diversity.

In 2019, Onwuachi published a memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef, with Joshua David Stein. The book tells the story of his childhood in New York and Nigeria, and the opening of the Shaw Bijou.

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Kwame Onwuachi

Author of "Notes From A Young Black Chef," James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef, Top Chef Contestant

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Kwame Onwuachi Biography

Kwame Onwuachi is the James Beard Award-winning executive chef at Kith/Kin and owner of the Philly Wing Fry franchise in Washington, D.C. He was a contestant on Top Chef (season 13) in 2015. He has been recognized by Food & Wine magazine, Esquire magazine, and the James Beard Foundation as "Rising Star Chef of the year."

Onwuachi trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has opened five restaurants before turning thirty. A former Top Chef contestant, he has been named one of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes.

He was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother, in the family’s modest Bronx apartment, and he took that spark of passion and turned it into a career. From toiling in the bowels of oil cleanup ships to working at some of the best restaurants in the world, he has seen and lived his fair share of diversity.

In 2019, Onwuachi published a memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef, with Joshua David Stein. The book tells the story of his childhood in New York and Nigeria, and the opening of the Shaw Bijou.

Kwame Onwuachi Videos

  • Kwame Onwuachi:Carving Out His Own Path in “Notes from a Young Black Chef"
    Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi tells the story of how he went from selling drugs to opening his own restaurant in Washington, D.C. Subscribe to...
  • Kwame Onwuachi - Clean Green Recipe
    Kwame Onwuachi from Top Chef creates a Patron cocktail called the Clean Green
  • The Dish: Chef Kwame Onwuachi
    At age 11, Kwame Onwuachi was exposed to a new culture and cuisine when he moved to live with his grandfather in Nigeria. Now just 26 years old, the...

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  • How to book Kwame Onwuachi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kwame Onwuachi for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kwame Onwuachi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kwame Onwuachi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kwame Onwuachi?

    Booking fees for Kwame Onwuachi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kwame Onwuachi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kwame Onwuachi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kwame Onwuachi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kwame Onwuachi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kwame Onwuachi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kwame Onwuachi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kwame Onwuachi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kwame Onwuachi for your event is available upon request. Kwame Onwuachi generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daniela Soto-Innes, Beverly Kim, Zachary Engel, Tom Cunanan and Russell Jackson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kwame Onwuachi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kwame Onwuachi Speaker Videos

  • Kwame Onwuachi:Carving Out His Own Path in “Notes from a Young Black Chef"
    Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi tells the story of how he went from selling drugs to opening his own restaurant in Washington, D.C. Subscribe to The Daily...
    Kwame Onwuachi - Clean Green Recipe
    Kwame Onwuachi from Top Chef creates a Patron cocktail called the Clean Green
  • The Dish: Chef Kwame Onwuachi
    At age 11, Kwame Onwuachi was exposed to a new culture and cuisine when he moved to live with his grandfather in Nigeria. Now just 26 years old, the New York native is about to open a restaurant in...
    Kwame Onwuachi talks about his time on Top Chef
    Wednesday, March 9,2016:Kwame Onwuachi talks with Shaka Ssali about his time on Top Chef and his new restaurant The Shaw Bijou.

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