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The Family Reunion

Updated: Aug 13, 2022

For the second consecutive year, The 5-Star Salamander Resort and Spa, located in Middleburg, VA, is hosting The Family Reunion. Taking place from August 18th through the 21st, The Family Reunion is an immersive experience that brings together people from across the nation to Middleburg for panels, demonstrations, and meals. Chef Kwame Onwuachi notes that The Family Reunion is a celebration of the black and brown community's contributions to the food industry. It is presented by Onwuachi in collaboration with Food & Wine and the Salamander Resort and Spa.

"The mission of The Family Reunion is to nurture, develop and celebrate racial and ethnic diversity within the next generation of hospitality professionals"

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About Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi is an extremely accomplished chef. He is cited by as "a rising star in the culinary world." Salamander Resort and Spa also regards his resume as "incomparable." Onwuachi has numerous awards including the James Beard Award which recognizes chefs, restauranteurs, authors, and journalists across the States. Presented by the James Beard Foundation, the award is given to individuals who demonstrate "exceptional talent and achievement in the culinary arts, hospitality, media, and broader food system." On top of his accolade, Onwuachi owns an Afro-Caribbean restaurant and his memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef is in the process of becoming a film.

We are so excited to have Kwame Onwuachi back in Middleburg for The Family Reunion. The Family Reunion also has star-studded programming featuring many notable culinary talents, including Carla Hall who is pictured.

For any additional information on The Family Reunion visit the Salamander Resort and Spa website for additional information on the amazing event.

Here is a look at last year's Family Reunion:

If you are attending The Family Reunion make time to come into the Town of Middleburg and visit all the wonderful small businesses of Middleburg, such as Chloe's!

photos in order from McEnearney Associates Realtors, Washington Post, and Chloe's

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