Kate Williams

After receiving her Culinary degree at the French Culinary Institute in NYC, Kate Williams spent time in Chicago where she served as Sous Chef to Wolfgang Puck. She then returned to Detroit for roles as Executive Chef at Detroit’s Republic Tavern and Rodin. Williams also spent time cooking in Copenhagen at the famed Relae restaurant. It was during this time in Copenhagen where Williams found her style of cooking – Nordic food with a little more romance.

In September 2017, Williams opened Lady of the House, and brought a new breed of progressive, vibrant and dynamic cooking to Detroit’s Corktown district. In its first year of opening, Lady of the House was named James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” 2018, GQ “Best New Restaurant in America 2018”, “20 Best New Restaurants in America 2018” by Esquire, and was profiled twice in the New York Times. In May 2018 Williams received the honor of Food & Wine “Best New Chef 2018”.

When she’s not in the kitchen, Williams works with Alternatives for Girls, a 501c3 aiming to help homeless, high-risk girls and young women avoid violence and exploitation. Williams also teaches a cooking class on how to prepare healthy meals at fast food prices and is a member of the National Women’s Chef and Restaurateurs Group.