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The Flat Top King, Griddle Content Contributor

The Flat Top King

Neal Williams, a.k.a. The Flat Top King, is a leading griddle-related cooking content creator and periodic Contributing Griddle Content Contributor. He is at the forefront of the outdoor griddle cooking movement, offering countless great recipes, tips, and equipment reviews on his official website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. He is also a Contributing Author for, offering select content with our audience!

Neil started his culinary journey cooking beans and greens with his Granny at the young age of 8, when he could first reach the stove. He completed an internship in a fine dining restaurant when he was 16, which quickly led to a passion for creating delicious dishes with bold flavors.

He joined the US Navy out of high school, and gained experience in managing a kitchen staff of 10, with the responsibility of feeding 3,000 sailors 3 meals a day. During his time in Naval kitchens, he quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming an Officer’s Chef and visiting Camp David in his culinary pursuits.

After his US Navy service, a cross-country move led him to the kitchen of Wyoming’s oldest bar, where he held the position of Chef and fell in love with open-flame cooking.

Now back home in Tennessee, Neal loves the laid-back feel of his own kitchen, and though he’s technically a “home cook” now… he’s the best damn home cook you’ll ever meet.

If you can eat it, he can cook it… from Japanese Hibachi to Mexican to Italian and everything in between.

And he even does dishes, too. But sorry, ladies, he’s taken….

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Published On: 7/26/2023 Last Modified: 4/20/2024


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