Family, Food, Sports & Wellness. These four components are the driving forces behind Chef Andy Williams Culinary Services. Raised in the heart of Chicago’s north side, hanging out at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, watching Bears football and building values at the local Boys Club, all influenced and laid the corner stone for my love of sports and the knowledge that there is no “I” in Team.
Working hard to better myself through education, I worked my way through the kitchen ranks to pay for school, learning life’s lessons and eventually meeting my business partner and the love of my life, Cindy.
Together, we have combined our two backgrounds, Cindy’s extensive catering & event coordinating expertise along with my culinary achievements and formulated a company based on delivering exceptional service and extraordinary cuisine.
Listening to our clients has been a major component to our success and the success of our clients and their families. When it comes to the menus we develop or the food we purchase, we focus on healthy, clean & wholesome based food products that provide the body with the nutrients it needs on a daily basis.
Our business was built and is continually growing because we work hard with our clients focusing on taking small steps towards change versus major overhauls. We don’t push diets, calories, fads or supplements onto our clients. We would rather focus on subtle lifestyle improvements, such as complete and routine based eating habits, sounder choices on the products that are purchased at the grocery store and developing a program customized to our client’s needs and lifestyles.
We have over 30 years of hospitality industry experience and we hope that what you take away from our story is that you recognize that we are a small company built on passion, faith, integrity and when you hire us, we are committed to you, our client, to assist you in obtaining your goals, just as we have worked hard to obtain ours.
Meet the Team
I wake up everyday giving thanks for all that I have accomplished in life from my family to my career. Whether I had realized it or not, I seem to have focused my entire culinary career on the wellness and health of my clients. I work hard to practice what I preach by living a well balanced lifestyle. However, I face the same everyday challenges that my clients face because my hobbies are: the consumption of incredible foods, an incurable desire to taste as many craft beers (not all at the same time) as possible and tasting as many red & white wines from all over the world. I enjoy traveling to farms, markets, fields, hotels, restaurants or anywhere that promotes the experience of foods and flavors that support clean and wholesomeness. I share this knowledge and my experiences with my friends, family & clients and others on the wellness that food has to offer each and every one of us but most importantly I share these incredible experiences with my wife Cindy because its not fun exploring by yourself. I take my 30 years of culinary experience, my two hospitality degrees, my award winning career and I apply these skills to our business ensuring that our clients receive the best and most creative and customized programs possible for true success.
I’m a believer in living a healthy, well balanced lifestyle, which allows me to indulge in my passion for all types of food, wine and craft beers. Place a great burger, crisp homemade fries and a double IPA in front of me and I’m your best friend. I have over 30 years of experience working with successful individuals and corporations creating and producing all forms of catered and social events. My education from Paul Smiths College in Lake Placid, New York and the diversity of Florida International University in Miami, laid the ground work to my skill sets that I have developed over the years learning and understanding that the most important trait to the success of any business is listening to your client’s needs and desires. Exceeding your expectations and building lasting relationships with our clients, whether they be individual or corporate, is my mission for your success and ours.