A global culinarian, obsessed with food, wine, and culture from the Asian, Caribbean and African Diasporas, Judith Williams was raised in her Mom's restaurant, "The Golden Apple" in Kingston, Jamaica. At a tender, young age she was packing boxed lunches of unctuous oxtail and curried goat and entertaining the ever-growing line of customers with her antics. Her passion became a career in the early nineties when she abandoned the warmth of Florida for the frigid, icy, climate of Providence, Rhode Island where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science from Florida International University (FIU) in Hospitality in 1995. Ms. Williams was an Adjunct Professor at FIU where she taught Caribbean Cuisine from an historical perspective in 2006 and 2007. As a caterer she created the Ethnic Chic brand in 2002 in response to a clamoring and growing demand for high-end ethnic food at corporate and private events in South Florida.
Ethnic Chic cuisine has been featured at numerous local events for clients such as the NFL, Reebok,
Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, Greenpeace, The City of Miami, The Florida Grand Opera
and North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual opening reception for Art Basel four years in a row.
Her brand created a buzz in the industry. She has presented national seminars on Ethnic Chic Marketing
to the Special Event Conference and Catersource and was featured in several local and industry
publications, on radio and television. She was an invited Keynote Speaker at Denver’s International
Special Event’s Society (ISES) meeting in 2007.
Ms. Williams is currently working on a cookbook and a line of ethnic chic spice blends.
Judith Williams, The Queen of Ethnic Chic Cuisine is available for professional consultations,
recipe development, and speaking engagements.
She lives with her 10 year old son Elijah, their dog Lula and a flock of community peacocks
in Sherwood Forest, El Portal, Florida.
"The Queen of Ethnic Chic Cuisine"