Chef Bill Andrews Opens Leon’s KitchenWorx

BARRINGTON, RI – Award-winning Chef, Bill Andrews, has brought his 40-year reputation as one of Rhode Island’s best-known chefs to the East Bay. Since its soft opening in early May, Leon’s KitchenWorx, located at 230 Waseca Avenue in Barrington, is already becoming Rhode Island’s best-kept secret. Chef Bill has spent the past month refining his menu items, adding his “spin” to traditional American deli and brunch food. And now, Chef Bill Andrews would like to invite the public to his cozy, café-style deli for his breakfast, brunch and lunch creations.

Leon’s Kitchenworx hours are:
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7pm for breakfast and lunch
Sat: 9 am – 3 pm for breakfast and lunch
Sun: 9 am- 2 pm for brunch

Visit our website at for sample menus.

About Leon’s KitchenWorx Café

Chef Andrews’ casual café offers an innovative array of breakfast, brunch and lunch specials, at affordable prices. His eat-in or take-out menu features classic breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as Chef Bill’s bold creations and unique twists. At KitchenWorx, you can enjoy traditional egg breakfast dishes, accented by chef Bill’s famous house-made sausage, or specials like crispy french toast, described on the menu as: our house-baked baguette, thick sliced, dipped in our bread pudding custard, coated in corn flakes, griddled & topped with a strawberry- blueberry compote & a yogurt creme fraiche. The menu also features fresh, local ingredients, and daily baked breads and pastries. Luncheon specials include grilled pesto chicken Panini and chef Bill’s famous reuben, served with a generous portion of fresh-sliced corned beef and sauerkraut with a tangy, house-made dressing.

The café offers an extensive selection of freshly made prepared foods daily, the perfect solution for our busy lives. Prepared dishes differ by day but can also be ordered to suit any diet, including vegan. With advance orders, chef Bill offers weekly prepared services – an entire week’s worth of wonderful meals, with simple instructions.

Leon’s KitchenWorx also offers catering for events, large and small. Visit our website at for sample menus.

About Chef Bill

If you are from Rhode Island, or worked in or near Providence, then you probably remember one of Federal Hill’s most popular Mediterranean bistros of all time: Leon’s On The West Side. After 21 years as owner and head chef, Bill Andrews closed Leon’s in 2001 to pursue his personal catering and music career. Chef Bill is known for bringing together his creative twists and fondness for old-school diner food to create his eclectic mixtures of American, Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, and Tex–Mex cuisine.

“I cut my teeth working at my dad’s New York System Diner when I was a just teenager. I learned a lot of skills that I’d later use, like basic meat-cutting, short-order grille skills, and the importance of building strong relationships with customers.” says Chef Bill Andrews. “My dad was like a diplomat. He took the time to sit and talked to customers – and they kept coming back.”

Bill also worked side by side with his mom, an old-school Italian who made, as Bill calls it – “The best darn soup I’ve ever had.”

From there, Chef Bill went on to earn his degree in CULINARY ARTS from RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN. The rest, as they say, is history. Now, after over 40 years as a professional chef and restaurateur, he has opened a friendly, local café, nestled in the quaint town of Barrington, in the heart of the East Bay.

Bill is also a professional drummer. His wife Mary and three sons are also professional singers/musicians.

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