Kwame Onwuachi named contributing executive producer, Food and Wine

Inspiring chef will be involved in projects in Middleburg, Aspen in 2021

The impressive Kwame Onwuachi, a former judge on “Top Chef” and former executive chef of Kith/Kin in the District Wharf, accepted the role of contributing executive producer at Food & Wine. Onwuachi had been writing a travel column for the food, dining, travel and design magazine label, while actively involved in adapting his memoir “Notes from a Young Black Chef” to a feature film.

As part of his new role, reporting to Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis, he will work with the editorial team, contributing content across Food & Wine’s print, digital and video channels. Onwuachi will also work on some of Food & Wine’s signature events, as well as seasonal productions:

  • Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, returning September 2021
  • Food & Wine Best New Chefs Mentorship Program
  • The Family Reunion presented by Kwame Onwuachi, a multi-day event scheduled to take place in Middleburg, Virginia in August 2021, in collaboration with Salamander Hotels & Resorts and Food & Wine

Lewis commented, “We knew Kwame was a singular talent when he joined the Food & Wine family in the 2019 class of Best New Chefs, and it has been exciting to see him rise up and become one of the leading voices in the culinary industry. What he’s accomplished as a leader and creative culinary force in the past five years is incredible…”

Onwuachi won a James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2019 and was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2019. He also won the RAMMY Award for Rising Culinary Star of the Year in 2019 while chef at Kith/Kin.

“I want to shake things up. Food & Wine is a publication that has been such a constant in my life for a very long time,” said Onwuachi, in a new interview for F&W Pro. “As someone who’s a culinarian in the food industry, it’s incredibly humbling to have a hand in shaping it for the next two years.”


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