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Erick Williams


Chef Erick Williams is the owner and executive chef at Virtue Restaurant & Bar in Chicago. Opening in November 2018, Virtue, his first solo concept nestled in the heart of Hyde Park, melds his background in fine dining and his love of southern cuisine. As a Chicago native with a storied career, Williams has imbedded himself into the culinary scene beginning with his time as Executive Chef at mk The Restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Outside of the kitchen, Williams has made a point to donate his time and talent to those less fortunate by partnering with charities across the region to share his vast knowledge and give back to the community, as well as spending time with family and friends.