Jody Williams trained with Thomas Keller at Rakel and Lidia Bastianich at Felidia, and she traveled and worked in some of the best kitchens in Italy and France. In New York City she has headed the kitchens at notable restaurants like Giorgione, Gusto, and Keith McNally’s Morandi and Gottino. She opened Buvette in 2010, which has been voted one of New York’s Top 10 Restaurants by Travel and Leisure. Williams’s cooking has been praised in such publications as the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Travel and Leisure, Gourmet, Glamour, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal,New York Magazine, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, and Grub Street. She has also appeared a number of times on The Martha Stewart Show and several times as a judge on the Food Network’s hit show Chopped.