Rising Star Chef Kwame Onwuachi Shares His Memoir at Parma Library

Mon 7/29 @ 7PM

Bronx native Kwame Onwuachi is only 29, but he’s already a major culinary star. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, he had his own catering company at age 20 and worked in such noted restaurants as New York’s Eleven Madison Park and Per Se before creating Washington D.C.’s Kith and Kin in late 2017, where, as executive chef, he offers his take on Afro-Caribbean cuisine., blending influences from the Caribbean, Louisiana and West Africa.

He’s also competed on Top Chef, been named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, and written a memoir called Notes from a Young Black Chef. It tells his unique story, which includes living in Nigeria for two years as a child, making meals for the clean-up crew of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and briefly running an expensive, overly ambitious tasting menu restaurant that closed in less than three months.

Onwuachi will be at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library to share his story and sign books, which will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac’s Backs in Coventry Village.

The event is free; register here.


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