About Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef and co-owner of The Shaw Bijou in Washington D.C. At 27-years old, Onwuachi brings a unique perspective to the D.C. food arena.


  • 30 under 30
  • Young Chef of the Year U.S. Regional Finalist
    San Pellegrino
  • Best New Chef South, Nominee
    Taste Talks

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Just an army of egusi dumplings chilling in chili palm oil #naija 🇳🇬"
instagram icon
"As I eat my last meal here I can’t help but reflect on my week in Nigeria. I used to eat these meat pies as a kid growing up in Ibusa. Coming back here and receiving the amazing hospitality from @rsvplagos and their team has inspired me so much and brought me back to being that boy in my village again. Thanks for the laughs, amazing food, and great company. I’m so excited to get back to DC and implement some changes to the menu and to my life in general. Till next time."
instagram icon
"Thank you @rsvplagos for hosting me for African Heritage Week. I learned so much about my culture and had a great time!!! Can’t wait to come back to Lagos!"
instagram icon
"Amazing periwinkles here in Lagos!!!!"
instagram icon
"Ofada rice with stew. A locally grown short grain rice here in Nigeria. Beautifully nutty and super fluffy. It has these distinctive red streaks in it. It is generally served with Ofada stew, crispy and tender pieces of beef cooked in a rich and spicy tomato stew. Simply amazing. This country has so much to offer and I am just scratching the surface."
instagram icon