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Brooke Williamson from "House of Food" is one of the chefs featured in the MTV reality series. She previously was the runner-up in "Top Chef: Seattle," Season 10 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. She grew up in Los Angeles, California.

Brooke Williamson is a self-taught chef who started her culinary career at age 15 as a teacher's assistant at the Epicurean Institute of Los Angeles. At age 18, she started working as a pastry assistant at Fenix at the Argyle Hotel, and was soon noticed
Brooke Williamson in "House of Food"
Brooke Williamson House of Food
by Chef Ken Frank, who invited her to work in the savory kitchen. Brooke moved onto the acclaimed restaurant Michael's in Santa Monica, where she became Sous Chef within a year. After a brief internship at the celebrated restaurant Daniel in New York, Brooke returned to Los Angeles, where she was appointed Executive Chef at Boxer and later Zax. During her tenure at Zax, she was heralded by The Los Angeles Times as a "culinary wunderkind," and was also the youngest chef to ever cook at the James Beard House. Brooke left Zax to open Amuse Café and Beechwood with husband Nick Roberts, where she earned the title "Rising Star Chef" by StarChefs. In 2009, they opened American gastropub Hudson House, and most recently The Tripel. When she's not calling the shots at her restaurants, she can be found spending time with her family, running, hiking, traveling or wandering around the farmer's market.

Profession: Co-Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Hudson House (Redondo Beach, California) and The Tripel (Playa del Rey, California)

Culinary Education: No formal culinary school; learned in the kitchen

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Age: ∼38 years old
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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