Chef Darius “Cooks” Williams, Atlanta-based culinary entrepreneur, has been warned by the Greater Enterprise Bureau of Metro Atlanta as a outcome of nearly 100 customer complaints.
DariusCooks, LLC, which earned an “F” ranking, received the lowest score by the BBB thanks to new unanswered problems. Consumers have reported that they purchased Williams’ items or tickets to his cooking gatherings and obtained nothing.
“Over 70 individuals described to BBB that the firm failed to produce products ordered by their buyers, did not deliver requested refunds, did not talk factors for transport delays, and offered very poor buyer service,” according to the bureau’s warning statement.
As reported by the BBB, Sherrica B., a Minot, North Dakota lady, explained she positioned an get with DariusCooks, LLC for two actual physical cookbooks. On April 6, 2021, she gained a notification that a shipping and delivery label experienced been created, but she obtained no even further notifications from the firm.
“I emailed the small business to ask the whereabouts of my purchase, and I been given no reaction,” she advised BBB. “I termed the write-up business office, and they explained they hadn’t acquired the things.”
She additional that she attempted many situations to access out to Williams just after looking at other complaints similar to hers, but was disregarded and blocked on social media.
In May possibly of 2021, Sonya T. of Montgomery, Alabama, claimed she procured tickets for the “Dining With DariusCooks” function, but it was canceled two times due to COVID-19. Her makes an attempt to get a refund unsuccessful.
“I emailed in January and February and obtained no reaction,” she said. “Finally, in April, I acquired an email stating he had yet another eating celebration in 2021 and I would have the very first preference, but he desired the order range from the unique invest in in Oct 2019. I no extended experienced the e-mail from Oct 2019 that contained the buy range. I was informed I could not get a ticket to an forthcoming party, nor could I get a refund without the need of the order quantity.”
In accordance to the Georgia Secretary of State, DariusCooks, LLC was administratively dissolved in 2019 for “failing to file annual registration and/or failure to maintain a registered agent or registered office environment in this point out.”
The Chicago native beforehand advised BLACK Enterprise, “I don’t generally respond to BBB’s only there is so a lot additional that goes alongside with it, right.” He extra, “If you go on my system, nobody is complaining that they did not get their guide. No one is complaining that they did not get their cake. No one is complaining that their credit score score did not maximize.”
BLACK Business formerly noted that the movie star on line chef has been accused of stealing revenue and scamming customers alongside with a barrage of harassment statements and credit card fraud grievances.
Williams denied all allegations, declaring that they were being “untruthful.”