Who is Chef Kwame Onwuachi? Career and Instagram explored

Helen Williams August 25, 2021

Chef Kwame Onwuachi is an inspiration to many. He’s a James Beard winner, made it on to the Forbes “30 under 30” list and has also met Barack and Michelle Obama.

Kwame Onwuachi’s career looks to be going from strength to strength. In 2019 he published a book entitled Notes From A Young Black Chef and 2021 saw him join Food & Wine magazine as an executive producer.

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Who is Kwame Onwuachi?

Born in Long Island on 11 November 1989, Kwame grew up in The Bronx.

He cites his favourite food city as New York and said his go-to comfort meal is chicken wings and pork fried rice from a Chinese restaurant.

Kwame’s career saw him start out waiting tables and working as a cook. He later enrolled at The Culinary Institute Of America and in 2015 was a contestant on Top Chef season 13.

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Chef Kwame Onwuachi in 2021

In 2021, Kwame joined iconic culinary publication Food & Wine Magazine as an executive producer.

He also appeared on US show Live Kelly Ryan in August 2021 and was interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in April, Kwame revealed he often eats leftovers for breakfast, loves Jenny’s ice cream and is more of a “craving kind of person“.

Kwame also teamed with Belvedere Vodka to launch an organic vodka line. Wine Spectator wrote: “Belvedere Vodka introduced its first USDA-certified organic line of vodkas this summer and called on eco-minded chef Kwame Onwuachi to help celebrate the launch in New York City.

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Is Kwame on Instagram?

Yes, chef Kwame Onwuachi is on Instagram @chefkwameonwuachi with 129k followers.

He includes in his IG bio flags from the following countries: Nigeria, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the USA, so we can assume this is Kwame’s heritage.

The 32-year-old chef regularly takes to the ‘gram keeping his followers up to date with his life. He often posts photos of his latest work ventures, snaps with friends and family, as well as photos of him meeting Oprah and being photographed by Trevor Noah.

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After studying for her BA in Journalism at Solent University, Helen went straight into writing for GRV Media as years of binge-watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta finally started to pay off. Helen has been with the company for over five years, writing about reality TV for over three years and specialising in USA and UK content. Outside of work you’ll find her rustling up Nigella’s latest recipes, or at the beach walking her dogs. They're called Zeus and Nola and they even have their own Instagram page!