Deagon Williams

Restaurant Program Advisor

Restaurant Program

About Me:

Deagon B. Williams, Proprietor of Culinary Business Strategy, is a chef and food business consultant who uses broad and deep industry knowledge and an unbound intuitive curiosity to her clients  with their projects to realize the next level of business opportunity and success. Deagon completed culinary school at La Varenne in Paris followed by an intensive apprenticeship program all while eating her way through the streets of Paris and the European continent. Deagon was part of the first wave of American women to work their way up the kitchen ladder in high-end kitchens. She began honing her management skills and style beyond her culinary education as the Executive Chef at the Heritage House on the Mendocino Coast at the age of 24. She later rounded out her culinary education with a BA in Sociology and an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

She brings 20+ years of experience as an Executive Chef, event planner, business owner, business development specialist, mentor and consultant to Culinary Business Strategy as well as counsel with SBDC clients. Since 2008, Deagon has worked with clients to refine, improve and enhance their internal and external operating systems through flawless execution and strategic growth road maps.

Culinary Business Strategy works with food entrepreneurs to establish positive strategic connections between people, products, and services.

Expertise: Business Management Food Business Go To Market Planning Operations Permits & Licenses Restaurant Management