Chef Amanda Turner

Olamaie, Austin (she / her)

Chef Turner is a Texas native that has spent fifteen years cooking and creating in the Austin culinary community. During her tenure she has worked for many esteemed chefs where she has done a bit of everything including pasta, pastry and whole animal butchery. Currently the Chef de Cuisine at Olamaie, Turner was a James Beard semifinalist for Emerging Chef in 2022, as well as the Rising Star Chef for Star Chefs in 2023 and Tastemaker Chef of the Year for 2023. At Olamaie, Chef Turner integrates her many culinary influences, particularly her background in Japanese cuisine and skills in a whimsical way whilst seeking to reclaim the concept of “fusion”, and continues to showcase the vibrance and depths of Austin’s flora and fauna and the versatility of modern Southern Cuisine and through the lens of the African diaspora. 

Events

“THE KING IS DEAD.”

LAST NIGHT ON EARTH SHE’S EATING IN

Tokyo

EDUCATION

 Institute Culinary Education

Then

Uchi/ko, Odd Duck (Austin)

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