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Richmond, VA


Michelle Williams has been a staple in the local food scene for over 20 years, creating some of the city’s iconic restaurants. In 1995, she joined forces with friends Jared Golden & Ted Wallof to form the Richmond Restaurant Group (RRG). At the age of 22, Williams and her partners opened their first restaurant, The Hard Shell, & went on to launch 12 concepts, including 2 Hard Shell locations, 2 Daily Kitchen & Bar locations, The Hill Cafe, Pearl Raw Bar, & East Coast & West Coast Provisions.