It’s been 2 weeks since our last episode of re-opening soon and in that short time our country is marching towards a long awaited change. Stay at home orders to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are lifting across the country for better or worse. Time will yield the result of how the pandemic has truly affected restaurants. But even bigger than the pandemic, spurred by police brutality and the death of George Floyd, the US has been reckoning with a long history of systemic racism across all walks of life including the hospitality world. That can be seen in regards to financial access, growth opportunity and media coverage to start. Today we talk about what reopening means in this turbulent climate. Our guest today is Kwame Onwuachi, Executive Chef and Creator of Kith/Kin in Washington DC. which just reopened for service this past Friday. Kwame is a JBF Rising Star and F&W Best New Chef. Kwame is also an author of Notes from a Young Black Chef. Kwame is an active member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition which has been advocating for industry support during the COVID Crisis.

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