Chef Kwame Onwuachi Wins James Beard 'Rising Star Prize'

Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Washington, D.C.'s Kith and Kin restaurant wins the first James Beard Award of the night for "Rising Star Chef of the Year," on May 6, 2019 in Chicago. 
Photo: Courtesy of James Beard Foundation, via Instagram

On Monday (May 6), the James Beard Foundationannounced its 2019 award recipients. Kwame Onwuachi, the 29-year-old creator and executive chef at Kith and Kin restaurant in Washington, D.C., won the Rising Star Prize. Onwauchi started his career as a caterer as a teenager, inspired by his Nigerian mother who ran her own catering company.

The foundation congratulatee Onwuachi in a Tweet below:

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