The Winston Story
The Winston Story
Michael Williams spent his early years living and traveling throughout Asia before moving to the United States in 1989 to attend Kenyon College in Ohio. Upon graduation, Williams took a job at a local Italian restaurant in Westchester, New York, spurring an initial interest in cooking. In 1997, Williams moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute as a pastry student. For nearly a decade after, Williams did stints at a number of acclaimed restaurants around Manhattan, including Oceana, DB Bistro, Mirezi and Park Avenue Café, where he worked under Chef Neil Murphy, whom Williams credits as a mentor and inspiration in the kitchen. During his time in New York City, Williams was able to refine his skills and gain experience in cuisines from around the world, as well as a deep understanding of ingredients, preparation and technique.
In 2006, Williams took an opportunity up north in Bedford Hills, New York as chef/partner of The Perennial Chef, a café and catering company serving healthy and local gourmet prepared foods. The Perennial Chef was widely recognized as a local favorite before it closed in 2012.
Today, Michael Williams is the executive chef of Winston Restaurant in Mount Kisco, New York, where he is excited to bring the community approachable and honest New American fare, prepared with the highest quality ingredients. Williams’ menu seeks to reflect the region’s history of craftsmanship, featuring familiar favorites that are elevated through bright, balanced flavors and refined execution.
Tues-Thurs: 5pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm to 11pm
Sun: 5pm to 9pm
130 East Main St. / Mt. Kisco, NY / firstname.lastname@example.org / 914.244.9780
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