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Brooke Williamson, Runner up on Top Chef Season 10

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Our guest this morning is Brooke Williamson.

Brooke and husband Nick Roberts are the proprietors of The Tripel in Playa Del Rey and Hudson House right here in Redondo Beach.

Brooke’s entire life has been about food. Ever since she can remember, she wanted to become a chef or a restaurateur.

She continued her culinary career as executive chef of Zax in Brentwood. During her time at Zax, she was honored by media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Forbes as a culinary mastermind. She was also invited to cook at the James Beard house, being the youngest ever female chef to do so.

After leaving Zax, Brooke and partner Nick Roberts opened Amuse Café and later Beechwood in Venice, where they earned the title "Rising Star Chefs".

In 2009 they opened the American gastropub Hudson House and most recently, The Tripel in Playa Del Rey. 

In 2010, Brooke also became certified by The Court of Master Sommeliers.

And last but not least, Brooke was recently the runner up on Top Chef Season 10 in Seattle.

She finds that her truest inspiration, aside from good food and libations, comes from her son and restaurant namesake, Hudson.

Other than spending time with her family, Brooke enjoys running, hiking, traveling and spending hours wandering around the supermarket.


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