Brooke Williamson is an American chef and television personality (born August 15, 1978, in LA, California) who co-owns Playa Provisions and Company for Dinner with her chef husband Nick Roberts.
In 2001 Williamson was hired by Chris and Chantal Schaefer as executive chef of Zax where she met her husband who was her sous chef. Two years later she opened a restaurant with Roberts – Amuse Café. The couple thereafter opened Hudson House (which she left in December 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic) the Tripel, Playa Provisions, Tripli-Kit and Da Kikokiko.
Williamson has participated on Bravo's, Top Chef Duels, Esquire network's Knife Fight (where she took home the win) and Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games. On BBQ Brawl she was a judge and she was host and mentor for MTV's House of Food. She worked with Eko and Walmart on Cook Together, which was the first 'real time' cooking show in which viewers can cook with the hosts while they cook.
Williamson regularly participates in philanthropic efforts, oftentimes with Roberts. Examples of this include: her place on the Leadership Council of No Kid Hungry and a supporter of the James Beard Foundation. During the coronavirus pandemic she has been active in 'Help Feed the Frontline LA' and World Central Kitchen.
Williamson won Season 14 of Top Chef as well as three consecutive challenges in Last Chance Kitchen. She is the youngest female chef to cook at the James Beard House and at aged 21 she became the youngest sous chef at Michael's. To date she has won and has been an all-star judge for Top Chef. Williamson and Roberts were awarded the title of "Rising Star Chefs" from StarChefs in 2004. Padma Lakshmi dubbed her the "Quickfire Queen."Williamson was the winner of the inaugural Tournament of Champions in April, 2020.