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Keynote Speaker

Chef Kwame Onwuachi Chef Kwame Onwuachi
Wednesday, February 6
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Student Activities Center Ballroom A

Kick off the celebration of our community’s multiculturalism with the Black History Month Opening Ceremony featuring keynote speaker Chef Kwame Onwuachi from Bravo’s Top Chef.

  • Chef Onwuachi will be interviewed talk-show style by Africana Studies Professor, Dr. Zebulon Miletsky, about his journey as a chef and his perseverance in overcoming obstacles to achieve his culinary dreams.  
  • He will also offer the participants a taste of his take on Afro-Caribbean cuisine: Braised Chickpea Curry.

  • Student groups, Cadence Step Team and the Stony Brook Gospel Choir , will also perform at the Opening Ceremony.

    Born in the Bronx, Chef Onwuachi is currently the Executive Chef and Creator of Afro-Caribbean cuisine hot-spot, Kith and Kin and Philly Wing Fry , a fast-casual restaurant inside Whole Foods, both in Washington, D.C. He’s most well-known as a two-time veteran Bravo’s culinary competition Top Chef , having competed in seasons 13 and 15. His charismatic personality made him a fan favorite during his seasons.


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