About Jessie Lee Williams, Executive Chef
Inspired by flavors, fascinated by the science behind the marriage of ingredients, and influenced by a long line of family chefs and cooking enthusiasts, Executive Chef Jessie Lee Williams brings a lifetime of passion, enthusiasm and ancestral knowledge into his culinary creations. With his whimsical twists on classics, bold flavors, and reinventions of regional and exotic foods, the simplest to most sophisticated pallets are fulfilled by savory meals in the form of Contemporary Continental American cuisine.
After a childhood full of time in the kitchen and family recipes, Williams began his culinary career with the successful ownership and operation of Silver Touch Catering in Garland, Texas for seven years. He then furthered his career to include fine dining in the hospitality industry with Westin, Marriott and the world renowned Hotel Del Coronado, where he served as Chef De Cuisine at the Prince of Wales fine dining restaurant.
Over the years, Williams has received various special recognitions and awards for his skills and abilities for cooking, service and performance. During his time in Texas, he was honored to participate in the "Dinner of the Decade" in Dallas Fort Worth.
Learning all aspects necessary to operate multiple kitchens, each with extremely different areas of emphasis, Williams' experience, knowledge and innovation in the kitchen is now ushering in a refreshing change of culinary pace at the newly revived Paradise Point on beautiful Mission Bay.