NEW YORK—The Kimpton Muse Hotel has appointed Jeffrey Williams, a practiced chef with almost two decades of experience, to lead NIOS, the hotels’ on-property restaurant and lounge. As the new executive chef, Williams will bring his vast knowledge of the industry and experience of international cuisine for a creative spin on this modern American restaurant.
Chef Williams believes that a great meal instills even greater memories. “If you cook a meal for someone that they love, it is a full mind, body, and soul experience,” said Chef Williams. “That person will always remember what they ate, who they shared their meal with, what restaurant they were in and the chef that cooked. This is what I hope to bring to NIOS; a total culinary experience that starts with a great meal and ends with even better memories.”
Williams has spent almost two decades perfecting his craft by working at some of the top establishments in North America including STK West Hollywood as Executive Sous Chef, Crescent Hotel as Chef Consultant, Culver Hotel as Executive Chef, Westin Bonaventure as Outlets Chef, W San Diego as Chef de Cuisine and Chopps as Corporate Executive Chef.
Williams began experimenting in the kitchen at a young age helping his grandfather prepare their family meals, but went on to study professionally at Baltimore International College. While in school he held kitchen positions at restaurants including Fork Restaurant and Rembrandt’s in Philadelphia as well as at Windows in the Renaissance Inner Harbor Hotel. Upon graduating, he accepted a position at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, D.C., where he began his professional career.