Tricia Williams is an accomplished executive chef, nutrition educator and chef instructor. She founded Food Matters NYC in 2008 so that she could share her passion for fresh, whole, locally grown, organic, sustainable and delicious food. Over the last 15 years, Williams has left her mark on highly regarded Manhattan restaurants including The City Bakery, Home Restaurant, Isla and Olives, to name a few. Now, she and her team deliver gourmet health supportive meals to celebrities, politicians, executives and families. Williams leads clients to better food choices and ultimately healthier lifestyles.
Williams’ passion for culinary nutrition surfaced after she gave birth to her first child. She returned to school to secure her Holistic Nutrition Certification from Columbia’s Teachers College and coupled that with a Food Therapy Certification from Annemarie Colbin at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Williams is also certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
The New York born chef/nutritionist believes her small role can make a significant impact in the lives of her clients. She says, “Food Matters NYC is helping individuals and families lead healthier lives through hands-on education and nutritional guidance. What we eat affects our physical, emotional and mental well being. We strongly believe in a person’s bio-individuality and help clients understand the food choices that would best nourish their bodies.”
Tricia Williams’ work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Hamptons Magazine. She is currently at work with Bon Apetit on a recurring column called Junk Food Makeovers where she is challenge to make healthy versions of America's favorite junk foods. Her recipes have also been published in the book, Recipes from Home. Additionally, Williams is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Food and Wine. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and their two children.
Find out more about Tricia at http://foodmattersnyc.com/.