by Kwame Onwuachi; Joshua David Stein
This adapted memoir will be a welcome addition to the shelves of high school libraries and the offices of those who offer career guidance. It tells the often gritty story of Kwame Onwuachi and his pathway to becoming a chef with all of the challenges, hard times, racism and triumphs of his evolving story. It is written in an engaging style that will draw readers in. Those who think about wanting to work as a chef will find out how challenging it can be and the sheer amount of grit and hard work that are needed. The satisfactions are also delineated.
I had some knowledge of the author from having seen him on two seasons of Top Chef. The first time he was a contestant and the second a guest judge. That familiarity made me eager to learn more about him as a TV story can never be a full picture. I found it interesting to more fully get to know the man.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.