Brady Ishiwata Williams
Tomo - Seattle, WA
Brady Ishiwata Williams is the chef and owner of Tomo, which opened in unincorporated King County (near Seattle) in late 2021.
Tomo has received recognition as one of the country’s best new restaurants by Esquire and Robb Report and has been nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Wine Program.
A self-taught chef who began his career at his grandparents’ diner, Brady cooked at restaurants across the country before landing in Brooklyn to serve as executive sous chef at Roberta’s and the two-Michelin-starred Blanca. He then went on to take the executive chef role at the iconic Seattle restaurant Canlis.
Recent accolades include a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest (2019), Food and Wine Best New Chef (2018), and a James Beard Nomination for Rising Star Chef 2017.