RFL Museum Hosts Author Of “Notes From A Young Black Chef,” In Celebration Of Baltimore’s Restaurant Week


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture will host Chef Kwame Onwauchi for an author talk and book signing in honor of Baltimore Restaurant Week on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Onwauchi is the author of “Notes from a Young Black Chef” and recently received the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year. Onwachi will share the story of his culinary coming-of-age as told in his inspiring memoir at the Lewis.

Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef at Kith/Kin and owner of the Philly Wing Fry franchise in Washington, D.C.

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.

Notes From a Young Black Chef will be available for sale in the Museum Shop. This event is free to the public with museum admission. To RSVP, visit: lewismuseum.org.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is Maryland’s largest museum dedicated to the State’s African American experience. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, community events and family programming.