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Benefitting Central Texas Food Bank

Amanda Turner


Chef Amanda Turner is a Texas native that has spent over a decade cooking and creating in the Austin culinary community. During her tenure she has worked for many esteemed chefs and restaurants (Uchi/ko, Odd Duck, Juniper, Jester King, Tatsu-Ya) where she has done a bit of everything including pasta, pastry, whole animal butchery and more. 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 the African diaspora.