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February 24, 2023
7:00 PM

Everett Performing Arts Center

2710 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
One Everett One Book Kwame Onwuachi
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One Everett One Book: Chef Kwame Onwuachi (Everett Performing Arts Center)

Friday, February 24, 2023

7-8 PM

Everett Public Library welcomes Kwame Onwuachi, entrepreneur, chef and author of the memoir “Notes from a Young Black Chef.” Join Onwuachi for a keynote talk and cooking demonstration on Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. 

This event is free, and tickets are not required. Artisans PNW will have copies of the book for purchase at the event, and Onwuachi will be available for book signing after his talk. 

We encourage you to read Onwuachi's book and try his recipes at home. To borrow a library copy, place a hold here. Free giveaway copies are available while supplies last at:

  • Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave
  • Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way

About the book

In his memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef, Onwuachi shares the story of his rise to culinary stardom, from his roots in the Bronx and rural Nigeria to the launch of his first restaurant. Through it all, his love of food and cooking remains a constant, even when Onwuachi is forced to grapple with how unwelcoming the food world can be for people of color. The memoir was adapted for younger readers and is currently being adapted into a feature film starring Lakeith Stanfield.   

The musician Questlove says, “Kwame Onwuachi’s story shines a light on food and culture not just in American restaurants or African American communities but around the world.”  

Onwuachi's cookbook, My America, features more than 125 recipes that showcase the diversity of American food and highlight Onwuachi’s heritage, with influences spanning Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx and beyond.  

About the author

Kwame Onwuachi brings a string of accolades with him: Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 honoree, Top Chef competitor and James Beard Award winner. At 33, the chef now has five restaurants under his belt, including the recently opened Tatiana at New York’s Lincoln Center. Onwuachi started his career as a chef in the galley of an oil cleanup ship, eventually graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. After the opening of his restaurant Kith/Kin, Onwuachi was named one of America’s best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine. For more information on Kwame Onwuachi, please visit

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