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Culinary connoisseur versed in many different cuisines nutrition and health
Kwame Williams is Chef and Partner of Vital Dining (Vital) based in Montclair, NJ,
along with his two sisters, Nataki and Kanika. At Vital they focus on offering their
modern and healthful take on Jamaican cuisine in a vibrant, welcoming
After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City in
2006, Chef Kwame began his culinary career at prestigious The Ryland Inn, a
premier, top-rated restaurant. This experience provided Chef Kwame with an
exceptional foundation and solidified his high food quality standards. He
continued his career working at respected fine dining establishments in New
Jersey and New York including Rat’s, The Bernard’s Inn, Pleasantdale
Chateau, Highlawn Pavilion, Hyatt and Minton’s in Harlem. In addition, Chef
Kwame is a member of team Chef RLI, and personal chef to Giants Defensive
End, Olivier Vernon.
2016 was an exciting year for Chef Kwame and the Vital team, they received a
4-star review from The New York Times. Chef also competed and won on Food
Network’s cooking competition Cooks vs. Cons in 2016. The Vital team also
received the New Jersey Black Businesses “Best in Food Award” in 2016. In 2017,
Chef Kwame was one of only 15 chefs nationwide chosen by the James Beard
Foundation to participate in their annual Chef’s Boot Camp.
Chef Kwame, a devoted father of three, sees the impression that his food choices
make on his children and knows that not everyone child has the benefit of having
a professional chef as a parent. This has led him to dedicate his free time to
speaking at schools and supporting several charities, such as Edible Schoolyard,
that introduce healthy food to children.
For me, cooking is...
Discovering new flavors and ingredients
I learned to cook at...
Institute of Culinary Education
A role model in the kitchen is...
Constantly changes anyone who I can learn from
A cooking secret...
Passion and attention to detail
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Montclair.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Montclair. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Montclair.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Montclair, count me in.
Kwame's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Kwame's reviews
Chef Kwame was professional and discreet. He worked with us to create an amazing and personalized Italian menu that was DELICIOUS! Everything was perfectly cooked and the kitchen was impeccable clean! Highly recommend
Benjamin Price - May 30 2020
Book your experience with Chef Kwame
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.