Chef Darius “Cooks” Williams, Atlanta-primarily based culinary entrepreneur, has been warned by the Improved Business enterprise Bureau of Metro Atlanta as a end result of just about 100 shopper complaints.
FOX 5 Atlanta reported the BBB issued a warning May well 18 relating to Williams and DariusCooks, LLC, his on the internet business enterprise of cookbooks, apparel, and equipment.
DariusCooks, LLC, which gained an “F” score, received the most affordable score by the BBB thanks to latest unanswered grievances. Buyers have described that they purchased Williams’ merchandise or tickets to his cooking occasions and acquired practically nothing.
“Over 70 shoppers claimed to BBB that the corporation unsuccessful to supply products and solutions purchased by their shoppers, did not offer asked for refunds, did not connect reasons for shipping delays, and furnished weak buyer service,” in accordance to the bureau’s warning statement.
As described by the BBB, Sherrica B., a Minot, North Dakota lady, reported she put an buy with DariusCooks, LLC for two physical cookbooks. On April 6, 2021, she gained a notification that a shipping label had been made, but she obtained no further more notifications from the firm.
“I emailed the business enterprise to request the whereabouts of my order, and I been given no reaction,” she explained to BBB. “I referred to as the publish workplace, and they explained they hadn’t gained the merchandise.”
She included that she tried various occasions to access out to Williams soon after viewing other problems comparable to hers, but was dismissed and blocked on social media.
In May possibly of 2021, Sonya T. of Montgomery, Alabama, reported she purchased tickets for the “Dining With DariusCooks” party, but it was canceled two times thanks to COVID-19. Her tries to get a refund unsuccessful.
“I emailed in January and February and got no reaction,” she claimed. “Finally, in April, I obtained an e mail stating he experienced another dining occasion in 2021 and I would have the very first option, but he required the buy amount from the authentic purchase in Oct 2019. I no for a longer time experienced the e-mails from Oct 2019 that contained the get quantity. I was told I couldn’t get a ticket to an forthcoming occasion, nor could I get a refund without having the buy quantity.”
In accordance to the Georgia Secretary of State, DariusCooks, LLC was administratively dissolved in 2019 for “failing to file yearly registration and/or failure to maintain a registered agent or registered business in this condition.”
The Chicago native formerly told BLACK Business, “I really do not usually react to BBB’s only there’s so significantly far more that goes along with it, right.” He included, “If you go on my system, no one is complaining that they didn’t get their e book. No person is complaining that they did not get their cake. Nobody is complaining that their credit rating didn’t boost.”
BLACK Enterprise formerly reported that the celeb on line chef has been accused of thieving cash and scamming consumers alongside with a barrage of harassment claims and credit score card fraud complaints.
Williams denied all allegations, boasting that they had been “untruthful.”