Episode 7

Chef Brooke Williamson (S7/Ep.15)

Published on: 22nd June, 2022

Brooke Williamson is a chef, restaurateur, TV personality and mom. She was the youngest female chef to cook at the James Beard House at 22 years old, was crowned the winner of “Top Chef” Season 14, and was the first winner of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions.” Brooke and her husband/business partner, Nick Roberts, own Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey, CA. In this episode we discuss what it was like being the youngest sous chef at the renowned Michael’s of Santa Monica, what one of the best chefs in the country has to say about Brooke and her cooking style, and why she feels it is so important to use her platform for good. She is a tireless advocate for No Kid Hungry, using her voice to help end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day to thrive. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Brooke Williamson.


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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the industry, their career ups and downs, and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories and anecdotes of what it means to be in today’s bustling hospitality industry, 15 million employees and growing… Beyond the Plate.

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