Beatriz McNelly

In this latest episode of the Immigrant Businesswomen Circle Member Spotlight podcast, hosted by IBWC Founder & accomplished Entrepreneur Beatriz McNelly, she chats with Daniela Williams, Chef & Owner of Cucinamore LLC and long-time member of IBWC. Join us for an inspiring and fresh episode as we welcome Daniela.

Hear Daniela’s story, how she made her way across the ocean (actually several of them multiple times) to Loudoun County to pursue her life-long passion of food and being a Chef.

From Treviso, Italy to Loudoun County: An Immigrant Woman’s Journey to follow her Love and find her Passion

Daniela Williams was born and raised in the Italian city of Treviso, 25 miles north of Venice, in the North-Eastern part of the Country.

Her first teachers, motivators, and culinary mentors have been the late Chef Michele Organte, executive chef at “Parco Etnografico” Rubano, Italy, and Chef Benedetta Cano’, owner and chef at “Agriturismo Poggio Al Sole” in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy.

After a short time spent between Hawaii and Italy, in 2008, she permanently moved to the United States (San Antonio, TX) to settle down with her husband Vince, and their sons, Jason and Nicholas.

Daniela Williams

In 2014, a short time after moving to Loudoun County, Daniela founded CUCINAMORE!

Daniela previously managed a Cooking Demonstration Department for one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation, and she also worked with Stone Tower Winery.


  • “Certificate of Culinary Arts – Professional Cook Certification”
  • “Professional Plant-Based Certification”
  • “Food Protection Manager” (ServSafe – National Restaurant Association)
  • “WSET Lev. I Award” (Wine and Spirit Education Trust)


A CUCINAMORE party is a fantastic dining experience (and optionally a cooking experience too!) to be shared by all: it’s like taking a trip to Italy without leaving your kitchen, having a native chef as your tour guide!

You book us for the food. You enjoy us for the fun and unique experience. You love us because we clean up all items and space used, and always leave the kitchen as we found it!

“In a food scene full of ‘Celebrity Chefs’, I want authentic and contemporary Italian food to have the spotlight instead, and my culture to shine through it as well.”

Daniela Williams, Chef and Owner

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