Meet Chef William Turner, one of Arizona's best chefs for any private or large-scale events, period.
After hosting some of Mel's events or interacting with each other at events such as Phoenix Fashion Week, we here at Mel.Media were finally able to get a one-on-one interview with this chef extraordinaire!
Please get to know Chef Will like we do in our Mel.Media exclusive interview below and find out how you can get him to WOW your tastebuds at your next event.
Thank you so much, Chef Will, for being here. Could you please give us a little background on how your passion for cooking began?
My love of food started at home, eating good homemade cooking. My mom is a great cook. At 15 years old, I worked my first restaurant job and quickly fell in love with the kitchen. Everything about it, the chaos, the camaraderie, the pressure, and what I was doing made people happy.
I've done it all professionally. From fine dining to fast food and from dishwasher to executive chef. From coast to coast with stops in Colorado and New Orleans, among others. I was also an Executive Banquet Chef at one point, which was my most challenging experience, on top of a 20-year career in food and beverage with countless training courses.
I have been named #1 Private Chef in Arizona by multiple sources, including Soilesh, and Phoenix Entrepreneurs, and voted "Most Influential in Food" by AZ Foothills Magazine.
How would you classify your cooking style for individuals who have never tasted your cuisine?
What is one of your all-time favorite dishes to prepare?
Do you own a restaurant here in Arizona, or are you primarily a private chef for individuals, private catering parties, and events?
Any quick holiday recipes you could share with our audiences?
- 4-5 nice-sized potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 stick melted unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon of chipotle powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375*