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We’re thrilled to share that Kwame Onwuachi, a 2019 F&W Best New Chef, will host a new event called The Family Reunion to celebrate diversity in hospitalit­y. Food & Wine is teaming up with Onwuachi and Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Hotels & Resorts to produce the event, which will feature industry leaders like Carla Hall, Mashama Bailey, Nina Compton, and Carlton McCoy. The multiday celebratio­n—with cooking demos, wine tastings, and panel discussion­s—will be held August 19–22 at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, in the state’s picturesqu­e wine country.

“I noticed a void in the industry, especially for the amplificat­ion of Black and brown voices and their contributi­ons to the food industry,” said Onwuachi, who recently joined F&W as executive producer in a new kind of editorial-chef partnershi­p. “I always pictured an event that was centered around them.”

Family Reunion tickets go on sale in April at salamander reunion, with a portion of the proceeds being used to create a mentorship and scholarshi­p program that fosters diversity in the hospitalit­y industry. The event will adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures in conjunctio­n with CDC and state guidelines.

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