Williams Sonoma's culinary legacy began in 1956, when Chuck Williams founded his original cookware shop in Sonoma, Northern California. Offering classic French kitchen equipment, the store became an immediate favourite among both amateur and professional cooks. Today, the brand continues to sell its signature selection of kitchen equipment alongside a premium range of home furnishings, all of which have been designed and developed by its own in-house team. Each holiday season, Williams Sonoma also delights customers with exclusive once-a-year confections that celebrate the traditional art of candy-making. Great for sharing with family and friends, these sweets are the result of a slow, hands-on process and include much-loved favourites as well as chocolates, marshmallows, creamy caramel and rich, buttery toffee.