Notes from a Young Black Chef
by Kwame Onwuachi
“Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.” —Questlove
In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame Onwauchi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age. Through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral of temptation and easy money and embarked on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain. He rose from a chef on board a Deepwater Horizon cleanup ship to training in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appearing as a contestant on Top Chef. By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Onwuachi had launched his own catering company, opened (and closed) one of the most talked about restaurants in America,and won the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year. Notes from a Young Black Chef is one man’s pursuit of his passions, despite the odds.
Available in paperback, hardcover, eBook, audiobook
April 9, 2019; 288 pages