Timothy Wayne Hollingsworth
January 30, 1980
|Spouse||Caroline Elia Hajjar (2012-present)|
|Children||Hunter Olivia Hollingsworth, Liam Walker Hollingsworth|
|Cooking style||Contemporary American, French|
Timothy Hollingsworth (born, January 30, 1980) is an American chef and restaurateur. In 2012, he left his post as Chef de Cuisine at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundryand moved to Los Angeles, where he opened Otium. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including the 2010 James Beard Foundation's Rising Chef of the Year Award, the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star Chef, and the 2009 Bocuse d'Or, where he placed sixth. He was the winner of the 2018 cooking competition The Final Table .
Timothy Hollingsworth was born in Houston, Texas. In 1980, his mother Karen Hollingsworth and father Quintin Hollingsworth took their five children and moved to Placerville, California. Being raised as a Southern Baptist in Texas, religion and family dinners were parts of his upbringing. [ citation needed ]Hollingsworth worked in construction with his father until he was 18, when he landed a dishwashing gig at one of the nicest restaurants in the area. Hollingsworth worked his way up to a sous chef position.
In 2001, Hollingsworth began as a commis at The French Laundry in Napa Valley, California. Hollingsworth learned from former chefs de cuisine Eric Ziebold and Corey Lee. In 2004, Keller selected Hollingsworth as part of a team that traveled to New York City to train and prepare for the opening of his new restaurant Per Se. After returning to The French Laundry, Hollingsworth was promoted to sous chef in 2005 and in 2009, to chef de cuisine.[ citation needed ] Throughout his career at The French Laundry, Hollingsworth staged in France, Germany and England under European Chefs Gordon Ramsay, Michel Rostang and Alain Senderens.
In 2012, Hollingsworth left The French Laundry and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his own ventures.He began consulting in the United States, Korea, and Lebanon. In 2014, he opened Barrel & Ashes, a southern barbecue restaurant. Upon leaving Barrel & Ashes, he partnered with The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to open Otium in Downtown Los Angeles. In August 2018, he opened C.J. Boyd's at The Fields LA.
Hollingsworth married his wife Caroline in 2015. They have three children.[ citation needed ]
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