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Karen Akunowicz

Karen Akunowicz is the Chef/Owner of Fox & the Knife enoteca in Boston and the 2018 James Beard Award Winner, Best Chef Northeast.

Karen competed and was a fan favorite on Bravo TV’s Emmy nominated show “Top Chef” as well as the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”. She is also the co-author of Myers+Chang at Home (Houghton Mifflin 2017) and was called one of the “21 Badass Women Changing the Food World” by Marie Claire Magazine.

She started her career as a cook at the beloved Ten Tables restaurant in Jamaica Plain.... READ MORE

Karen Akunowicz is the Chef/Owner of Fox & the Knife enoteca in Boston and the 2018 James Beard Award Winner, Best Chef Northeast.

Karen competed and was a fan favorite on Bravo TV’s Emmy nominated show “Top Chef” as well as the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”. She is also the co-author of Myers+Chang at Home (Houghton Mifflin 2017) and was called one of the “21 Badass Women Changing the Food World” by Marie Claire Magazine.

She started her career as a cook at the beloved Ten Tables restaurant in Jamaica Plain. She later fell in love with Italian food, cooking at Via Matta in Boston’s Back Bay where she met restaurateur Christopher Myers.

She lived and cooked in Modena, Italy for a year, as the Chef at L’Avian Blu before returning to the states. She went to work for Ana Sortun as the Sous Chef at Oleana Restaurant in Cambridge. There she studied the powerful spice driven cuisine of the Middle East and embraced the true farm to table mentality of the restaurant.

For seven years Karen helmed the kitchen at Myers+Chang where she created powerful, spicy, crave-able dishes, drawing inspiration from Chinese, Taiwanese, and Southeast Asian cuisine. She garnered local and national praise, as well as a four star review in the Boston Globe, and was named Boston Magazine’s Best Chef in 2016.

Karen writes lifestyle articles and recipes for Prowder.com and is proud to be a No Kid Hungry Chef, working with the organization Share our Strength to eradicate childhood hunger. She is currently at work on her second cookbook.

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