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About The Social Club
The Social Club at Kimpton's Surfcomber South Beach offers a stylish perch on Collins Avenue to meet friends or woo a date in the heart of the Miami Beach. Showcasing open-air terraces, skylights and intimate décor, The Social Club’s sexy, eclectic design creates a vibrant atmosphere with unique seating arrangements that encourage guests to relax, enjoy a cocktail, eat, and stay for a while. The kitchen and bar keep the inspiration flowing with their elegant and innovative creations, from regionally inspired shareable plates.
Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams brings over seventeen years of experience in top kitchens around the country and a lifelong passion for culinary excellence to his role at The Social Club. Formerly Executive Chef at Nios Restaurant at Kimpton Muse Hotel in New York City, Williams combines his vast knowledge of the industry and his vast experience with sophisticated flavors to execute a creative, regionally-inspired menu.
A Philadelphia native, Williams began experimenting in the kitchen at a young age while helping his grandfather prepare family meals. A classically French-trained chef, he learned from the ground up, taking kitchen positions while attending Baltimore International College. Upon graduating, he accepted a position at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington DC where he began his professional career.
Eager to broaden his horizons and grow, Williams relocated to the West Coast and worked as Chef de Cuisine at the W in San Diego. He quickly moved up the line at some of the city’s best restaurants, including Culver Hotel as Executive Chef, Westin Bonaventure as Outlets Chef, and Chopps as Corporate Executive Chef.
One of Williams’ favorite things about cooking is his belief that a great meal instills memories. Like music, Williams finds that when you cook someone something they really enjoy, they will always remember what it was, who they were with, where it was, and who cooked it for them. Williams currently resides in Miami, where he enjoys spending days off playing with his kids and his dogs and fishing.