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10 YEARS #5 | Notes From A Young Black Chef Pt 2 (Update)

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Sep 25, 2020

In honor of our 10th anniversary we’re re-releasing three of our all time favorite episodes, selected by listeners, each with a brand new update. This is the second part of our conversation with Kwame Onwuachi. Make sure you listen to part one first. On Saturday night, September 26 at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, join us for our 10th Anniversary Party on Instagram Live with special guests Carla Hall and Sohla El-Waylly. We're also raising money for Feeding America. Follow Dan on Instagram so you don’t miss the party.

After starting his own catering company and going to the Culinary Institute of America, Kwame Onwuachi hits the jackpot. He lands an externship at one of the most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants in the country, goes far on the cooking show Top Chef, and has investors knocking at his door with opportunities to start his own restaurant.

But when he takes the offer that looks most promising, things go wrong — fast. His comeback involves a secret restaurant, the show Black Mirror, and a white guy named Mufasa.

This is the second part of a two-part series with Chef Kwame Onwuachi, recorded live on stage at the Miracle Theatre in Washington, DC. Now, seven months after COVID-19's arrival in the U.S. and four months after the killing of George Floyd, we're bringing you a special update on Kwame's advocacy for independent restaurants and some big decisions about his work.

This episode contains explicit language.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • "Ya Gotta Instrumental" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt
  • "Kenny" by Hayley Briasco
  • "So So Sunny" by Calvin Dashielle
  • "Summertime Delight" by Cullen Fitzpatrick
  • "Young and Free" by Cullen Fitzpatrick
  • "Party Hop" by Jack Ventimiglia

Photos: Anthony Washington/The Sporkful.

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