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Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams
The Social Club
Miami, FL

Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams brings over seventeen years of experience in top kitchens around the country and a lifelong passion for culinary excellence to his role at The Social Club. Formerly Executive Chef at NIOS Restaurant at Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City, Williams combines his vast knowledge of the industry and his vast experience with global flavors, bringing a creative spin to this regional cuisine restaurant for diners in South Beach’s Collins Avenue.

A Philadelphia native, Chef Jeffrey began experimenting in the... READ MORE

Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams
The Social Club
Miami, FL

Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams brings over seventeen years of experience in top kitchens around the country and a lifelong passion for culinary excellence to his role at The Social Club. Formerly Executive Chef at NIOS Restaurant at Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City, Williams combines his vast knowledge of the industry and his vast experience with global flavors, bringing a creative spin to this regional cuisine restaurant for diners in South Beach’s Collins Avenue.

A Philadelphia native, Chef Jeffrey began experimenting in the kitchen at a young age while helping his grandfather prepare family meals. In his teens, Williams took a serious interest in the craft and enrolled in Baltimore International College with eyes on establishing a culinary career. A classically French-trained chef, he learned from the ground up, taking kitchen positions in numerous restaurants while in school, including Fork Restaurant and Rembrandt’s in Philadelphia, and Windows at the Renaissance Inner Harbor Hotel. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington DC where he began his professional career.

Eager to broaden his horizons and grow, Williams relocated to the West Coast and worked as Chef de Cuisine at the W in San Diego. He quickly moved up the line at some of the city’s best restaurants, including STK West Hollywood as Executive Sous Chef, Crescent Hotel as Chef Consultant, Culver Hotel as Executive Chef, Westin Bonaventure as Outlets Chef, and Chopps as Corporate Executive Chef. He quickly blossomed into quite the competitor, being tapped by Food Network to compete in various shows, including the popular Beat Bobby Flay, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell and Epic Chef, a YouTube chef series. In 2016, he made his way back to the east coast, helming the kitchen of the popular NIOS Restaurant at Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City. In November 2017, the warm temperatures of South Beach called and he answered, taking on the role of executive chef at The Social Club, the popular “brunch all day” restaurant in the heart of Collins Avenue. Chef Jeffrey participated in the 17th edition of the prestigious Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, hosting The Art of Tiki Showdown with Anne Burrell and participated in the Bacardi Beach Party.

One of Williams’ favorite things about cooking is his belief that a great meal instills memories. Like music, Williams finds that when you cook someone something they really enjoy, they will always remember what it was, who they were with, where it was, and who cooked it for them. Williams currently resides in Miami, where he enjoys spending days off playing with his kids and his dogs and fishing.

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