In Missouri, there are over 27 million acres of farmland and nearly 100,000 operating farms, each with its own purpose and products. Many farms across the state contribute to farm-to-table restaurants like William Coy's in Maryville.
Mitchell Cosby, the owner and head chef of William Coy's, started his culinary career at a farm-to-table restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri. He was then offered the opportunity to create a farm-to-table in Maryville.
"After working there and seeing the quality of the food and just the difference in myself from eating that way for so long, I decided that's the only way I would cook," Cosby said.
The idea for William Coy's sparked from a school project Cosby had while in culinary school. The name pays homage to his brother, William, who passed away when Cosby was 17, and Coy was his grandfather's name.
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