chef william read

Meet Chef William Read


“My overall goal is not about making money or receiving accolades in Bon Appetite magazine, it is about making a difference in someone’s life, through great food and service.” - Chef Bill


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A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Executive Chef William Read is an emissary of a big heart and small town values. Chef Read found is calling to culinary at an early age when receiving his first cookbook at age 10 from his parents and grandparents. Chef Read is a graduate of Business Administration from Ferris University and decided to follow his passion of cuisine and earned his Culinary Degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

The rest, as they say, is history!



Receiving many accolades along the way such as Spire Hospitality F&B Associate of the Year, Featured in Grand Rapids Magazine Chef Profile, American Culinary Federation ChefProfessional of the Year Nominee, and many more… Chef Read was highly sought after to fill the position of Executive Chef for the premier opening of the SKY Venue.

He quickly became an indispensable asset, bringing his well-rounded palate and creativity to everything he touched. He believes the most flavorful cuisine is made simply with the best, highest quality products and he considers it part of his job to inspire and educate guests.

As he states if asked, “I Love All Food”, especially if it’s prepared fresh, looks appealing, and has balance with texture, color, and taste. There is nothing like fresh cut herbs or vegetables. My favorite “Spice” is Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper. New cooks are always reluctant to use enough salt and pepper.

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