The St. Regis San Francisco appointed Christopher Williams to the position of director of restaurant operations. A certified sommelier and accomplished restaurant industry veteran, Williams joins the property with over a decade of experience in the industry.
Williams is a native of Georgia and began his career waiting tables at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Atlanta. By 2011, he took his first leadership position as captain at Atlanta’s Restaurant Eugene. With a lifelong passion for both food and wine, during this time Williams continued his studies and eventually passed his intro and certified exam to become a Court of Master Certified Sommelier within three months. Williams was now well established within the restaurant industry and by 2014 worked as a sommelier at Atlas within The St Regis Atlanta Hotel. Moving between Georgia and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for several years, he eventually made his way to the West Coast. Williams most recently worked at the Three-Star Michelin restaurant, The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California, as captain before taking a position at Sonoma County’s award-winning winery, Kosta Browne, during the pandemic. Eventually, he made his way to San Francisco and held the position of captain at Niku Steakhouse, which just earned its first Michelin Star in 2021.
“We warmly welcome Mr. Williams to The St. Regis San Francisco,” says Roger Huldi, general manager of The St. Regis San Francisco. “He’s a seasoned industry professional that holds natural leadership skills, is passionate about food and wine, and is dedicated to providing gracious service. The property has an exciting new restaurant and bar concept in the works, and we are excited and proud to have him lead the charge.”
With a continued commitment to offer the highest standard of unparalleled luxury while evolving to modernize spaces with elegant design that meets the needs of guests, The St. Regis San Francisco embarked on a multi-phase refresh of the celebrated property and will share details soon. The St. Regis San Francisco offers 260 rooms and suites, as well as 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, which creates refined and innovative areas designed to facilitate conversation and collaboration. The St. Regis San Francisco, as with all St. Regis properties, is renowned for its signature butler service.
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