I always knew that sports wouldn’t be it,” boasts Williams. A self-taught cook of all things quick and easy, his passion has always centered on food. With no inspiration, other than the phenomenon of how food brings people together, Darius began cooking at a young age. “I can remember being about 8 years old and cooking what I thought was chicken,” says Williams. He later reveals that those fried chicken wings were in fact turkey wings. So it stands that he started a tradition of fried turkey before it ever became popular.
Williams graduated with honors from the Westside high school – Crane Tech Prep. He later attended Loyola University Chicago. He only attended one year and was forced to drop out so that he could find full-time work to support himself. Not giving up, he returned to college. Attending Moody Bible Institute, he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Williams is currently enrolled in a dual-degree program earning his Masters degree in both, Business Administration and Management.
Everyday Cookin’, the food blog, is the winner of the 2008 Black Weblog Award. As a result, Williams is also a contributing food blogger and restaurant critic to the popular Chicago site www.inchicity.com. Today, Williams holds creative and operational responsibility for the Everyday Cookin’ blog, the Everyday Cookin’ videos, the Everyday Cookin’ radio show, and ECTV, an online network coming soon.