Tuesday, April 19, 2016
New Executive Chef at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Having knowledge of various cultures spanning American, African, Austrian, Italian and Asian cuisines, Chef Williams brings to the hotel his passion for cooking by incorporating modern influence and culinary trends into classic Baltimore fare. In his new role, he taps into his culinary background and passion for local food to elevate the dining experience at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards hotel and The Yard restaurant.
Chef Williams' career began with the Marriott brand 12 years ago at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel in Charleston, SC, before moving to Baltimore, MD for a position at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in 2006. He has since worked in four and five-star Marriott brand properties from Washington, DC, to Boston, MA, to Charlotte, NC. Spearheading the launch of various culinary divisions, Chef Williams was involved in the opening of the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel; the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas; and Marriott's 4,000th hotel - the Marriott Marquis Washington DC. Most recently, before his return to Baltimore, Chef Williams worked as the Executive Sous Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii.
Pairing fresh, high-quality ingredients, Chef Williams finds creative and inspiring ways of bringing life to every meal. Locals, tourists and event attendees who are craving unique, local Baltimore cuisine will find a seasonal menu inspired by the Chesapeake Bay's most revered dishes at The Yard at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Just steps away from Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, guests enjoy creative local dishes and a unique self-serve beer and wine wall. The Yard is committed to serving the freshest local ingredients to food connoisseurs from around the world.
Chef Williams attended culinary school at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, S.C. He holds an associate's degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor's degree in Food Service Management. Chef Williams resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife Irnise and their son.