One of America’s most exciting chefs in Houston for two events

Chief Kwame Onwuachiwho “Top Chef” fans will know from his Season 13 run, will be in Houston next week to promote his first cookbook at two events.

Fresh off his appearance as a judge on Freedmen’s Town’s “Top Chef Houston” episode, Onwuachi is busy promoting his cookbook, “My America ‘Recipes From a Young Black Chef,'” during a national tour which brings him to Houston for events on June 2 and 3.

June 2: Kindred Stories, the Third Ward bookstore specializing in the works of black authors, and ChopnBlok, the West African restaurant in Post Market, will host Onwuachi with a “Cocktails & Convo” event at 8 p.m. on the Skylawn at Post Houston, 401 Franklin . A limited number of free tickets (registration required) are available; $35 tickets include a copy of the cookbook. Only books purchased from Kindred Stories will be eligible for the book signing. Register tickets here.

June 3: Chef ChopnBlok Ope Amosu and Onwuachi collaborate for a special dinner at Kulture, 701 Avenida de las Americas, at 7 p.m. The event, part of Kulture’s Black Chef Table series, will include a 5-course dinner and entertainment. Tickets ($175; $225 for Chef’s Table) include a signed copy of the cookbook. Tickets here.

“My America: Recipes From a Young Black Chef” includes over 125 recipes celebrating food from the African Diaspora. Onwuachi won the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2019. That same year, Food & Wine magazine named him one of America’s Best New Chefs, and Esquire magazine named him chef. of the year.

Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him topical tips at Listen to him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn more about barbecue culture in Houston and Texas.

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