Jody Williams is the chef and owner of the much acclaimed Buvette in the West Village and co-chef/owner with Rita Sodi of Via Carota, an Italian gastroteca the couple opened in 2014. Williams is also the author of Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food, released in April 2014 and has written for Saveur and Esopus. Buvette has been nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015.
Williams opened a second Buvette in South Pigalle Paris in 2013 to much acclaim. Williams’ cooking has been praised in such publications as Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart Living, Le Fooding, Travel and Leisure, Gourmet, Glamour, Elle, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, French Elle, and Libération.
Upon opening, Via Carota generated instant excitement and critical praise. The New York Times called Williams and Sodi ‘one of the great partnerships in the New York restaurant scene’.