Jody Williams (chef)

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Jody Williams
Born1963 (age 55–56)
California, United States

Jody Williams (born c. 1963 in California)[1] is an American chef and television personality.

Early life[edit]

Raised in California, Williams came to appreciate food service by assisting customers at her father's hot dog stand in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.[1] After relocating to New York City at the age of 24, she set out at 25 to prepare American cuisine across Italy with chef Kathy Casey. There, she learned about Italian cuisine. After she returned to the U.S., she became the chef of Italian restaurant Tappo (literally cork in Italian) in New York City, now closed.[1] Williams was the chef at Morandi in New York City before she left the restaurant in May 2008.[2] She was the chef of Gottino in New York City, a restaurant known for its wines, until May 2010.[3] Since September 2009, she has appeared several times as a judge on the Food Network's competition series show Chopped.


  1. ^ a b c Leiber, Nicholas (June 2002). "Dream Big" (Article). O, The Oprah Magazine. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  2. ^ Amanda (May 27, 2008). "Double Breaking BLOCKBUSTER: Jody Williams Out at Morandi". Eater NY. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Restaurants: Gottino" (Review). New York. Retrieved December 8, 2010.