About Us

Since Chuck Williams opened his first store in Sonoma, California in 1956, Williams Sonoma has helped shape the way people cook and entertain. From that single store selling a small array of cookware and equipment imported from France, we have grown to offer thousands of hand-selected products from around the world. Today, you’ll find a wide variety of cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, tableware, specialty foods and more, all characterized by our commitment to premium quality, artisanal craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation.

Our mission remains the same as Chuck's was 50 years ago: to inspire cooks everywhere, every day – because we believe that gathering around the table for a shared meal is one of life’s greatest pleasures.