This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Brooke Williamson" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article may be written from a fan's point of view, rather than a neutral point of view. Please clean it up to conform to a higher standard of quality, and to make it neutral in tone. (October 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Brooke Williamson is an American chef and television personality (born August 15, 1978, in LA, California)[1] who co-owns Playa Provisions and Company for Dinner with her chef husband Nick Roberts.[2]

Restaurants

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.[3] 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)[4] the Tripel,[5] Playa Provisions,[6] Tripli-Kit and Da Kikokiko.[7]

TV appearances

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.[8] On BBQ Brawl she was a judge and she was host and mentor for  MTV's House of Food.[9] 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.[10]

Philanthropy

Williamson regularly participates in philanthropic efforts, oftentimes with Roberts.[11] Examples of this include: her place on the Leadership Council of No Kid Hungry and[12] a supporter[13] of the James Beard Foundation.[14] During the coronavirus pandemic she has been active in 'Help Feed the Frontline LA'[15] and World Central Kitchen.[16]

Acclaim and awards

Williamson won Season 14 of Top Chef[17] as well as three consecutive challenges in Last Chance Kitchen.[18] She is the youngest female chef to cook at the James Beard House[19] and at aged 21 she became the youngest sous chef at Michael's.[20] To date she has won and has been an all-star judge for Top Chef.[21] Williamson and Roberts were awarded the title of "Rising Star Chefs" from StarChefs in 2004.[22] Padma Lakshmi dubbed her the "Quickfire Queen."[23]Williamson was the winner of the inaugural Tournament of Champions in April, 2020.[24]

References

  1. ^ "How 'Top Chef' Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson Got Where She Is Today". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  2. ^ "'Top Chef'-led Concept Playa del Rey Introduces New Cocktail Program". FSR magazine. July 21, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  3. ^ "Woodside Eatery Is Gone, but Zax Is Fine in Its Place". Los Angeles Times. 2001-01-25. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  4. ^ Elliott, Farley (2020-12-02). "Top Chef's Brooke Williamson Walks Away From 12-Year-Old Hudson House Restaurant". Eater LA. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  5. ^ "The Tripel". Food Network. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  6. ^ "Brooke Williamson". FineCooking. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  7. ^ "Brooke Williamson '96". Crossroads School. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  8. ^ Walsh, S. M. (2017-02-17). "Who Won 'Top Chef' Season 14 'Last Chance Kitchen' Tonight?". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  9. ^ "Chef Brooke Williamson to Appear on MTV's 'House of Food'". Redondo Beach, CA Patch. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  10. ^ "Cook with Chef Brooke Williamson | Cook Together by eko". eko Interactive Video. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  11. ^ "How Chefs Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts nail success in both work and marriage". Southbay. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  12. ^ "Bio". Brooke Williamson. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  13. ^ "Brooke Williamson". Bravo TV Official Site. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  14. ^ "Brooke Williamson | James Beard Foundation". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  15. ^ "How to Support Small Businesses in L.A. During COVID-19". Condé Nast Traveler. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  16. ^ Thompson, Elise (2020-03-30). "Local Chefs Partner with José Andrés' World Central Kitchen to Feed our Healthcare Heroes". The LA Beat. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  17. ^ Fisher, Lynn. "Season 14". Top Chef Stats. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  18. ^ Repanich, Jeremy (2021-04-01). "Here's What All 17 'Top Chef' Winners Are Doing Now". Robb Report. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  19. ^ "Chef Bio: Brooke Williamson". Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  20. ^ ""Top Chef: Portland," Episode 11 Recap: Home Cooking". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  21. ^ ""All has not been won. Not everything has been lost"", The Gender Politics of the Namibian Liberation Struggle, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, pp. 177–194, 2014-05-03, doi:10.2307/j.ctvh9vv1v.11, ISBN 9783905758269, retrieved 2021-09-05
  22. ^ "Brooke Williamson & Nick Roberts of Amuse Café (Now Closed)". Star Chefs.
  23. ^ Russell, Michael (2021-06-11). "'Top Chef' Portland: Gabriel Rucker guest stars, while a bad choice dooms a fan favorite (Episode 11 recap)". oregonlive. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  24. ^ "Underdog Brooke Williamson Wins Food Network's Epic Culinary Competition Tournament of Champions". discovery.com. April 2, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2021.