Chef William Cornelius—Culinary Entertainer”

the story

William Patrick Cornelius, “Chef William”, is a popular hospitality celebrity based in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.  His food design reputation is well known.  Bill describes his craft a culinary calling—a calling that emerged even as a young boy when his Christmas list included a request for an Easy Bake Oven!  At 51 you can still feel the excitement he experienced when he describes cooking his first piece of bacon with a 60 watt light bulb (in just one hour’s time)!  

With more than 25 years of culinary entertaining experience (regional, international, corporate and restaurant engagements) and host of numerous syndicated cooking segments for regional television stations, including Lilly Broadcasting [“Taste of the Finger Lakes”, “Grapevine Gourmet” and “Where Is Chef William?”] Bill has now partnered with a grassroots community based food services enterprise, the Harvest Café of Montour Falls, New York to launch Chef William Creations—an ensemble of unique regional condiment specialties including Concord Cayenne Hot Sauce, Tequila Cactus Salsa, Chipotle Brew-B-Q and Ghost Buffalo Pepper Sauce, to name a few.   

Bill’s palate could be compared to a Jungian archetypal power dream---full of strong themes that draw upon Bacchus, Mars and Aphrodite influences.  Bill does not mess around.  He uses Finger Lakes wines, local private label beers, hardy garden standards (crushed tomato, Vidalia onion, hand roasted garlic) in combination with molasses, warm and cool spices--even fig paste to produce his signature recipes.  The results are full throated and sanguine.  You do not want to hear about Chef William Creations from your friends—you will want to be an ambassador! 

Virtually all of Bill’s recipes are also vegetarian friendly.  

Bill resides in Watkins Glen, New York. 


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