Tim and Paul, partners at Tim Hopkins Catering, have more than 30 years of experience each in the culinarly world.  Not only will we prepare your food to perfection, we can orchestrate the entire event from start to finish.

TIM HOPKINS
Chef & Owner

From an early age, Tim easily found his way around his family's kitchen in Chicago.  He discovered that combining ordinary ingredients could produce extraordinary results - soups and casseroles and creme brulees that utterly wowed his family and friends.  A magical world of culinary tastes and textures was revealed to him.  He particularly loved the social aspects of cooking, how wonderful meals brought people together and made them laugh.  His career as a White Sox player thus was vanquished from his mind.  In its place: professional chef.

Tim remained true to his calling.  For more than 25 years, he honed his culinary skills at many prestigious restaurants and clubs.  He worked at several Nantucket restaurants, including the Jared Coffin House, Straight Warf and The Sea Grill.  On the North Shore, he served as chef at Myopia Hunt Club and executive chef and general manager of the Singing Beach Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

In 2003, in partnership with Paul ten Hope, Tim harnessed his creativity and life-long passion for food to form Tim Hopkins Catering.  Word of the company's dedication and proficiency quickly spread; before long, it was know as the premier catering operation on the North Shore.  

When Tim isn't working his magic in the kitchen, he likes to hit the links and spend time with his three children and wife, Christiane.

Favorite food: "PAN-SEARED STRIPED BASS (CAUGHT IN THE ESSEX RIVER) SERVED WITH CRAB MEAT AND GRILLED SWEET CORN FROM MARINI FARMS."



PAUL TEN HOPE

Partner

 

Paul is our resident jack-of-all-trades: bean counter, baker, event planner, tactician. 

He began his career 25 years ago in his family's restaurant as a dishwasher but very quickly segued into management positions at restaurants and clubs. He grasps the ebb and flow of operations, the details, what people need.  He can anticipate what should happen next.  His standards are exact.  Bar glasses must be arranged with precision.  Phone calls must be returned on time. In short, things must run like a perfectly tuned Swiss watch.

 

Fortunately for us, the right side of Paul's brain, the creative engine, is also very much alive.  He is a first-rate planner, always conjuring up innovative ideas and suggestions to make parties more wonderful.

In the 1990's, Paul served as clubhouse manager at prestigious clubs in New York and Colorado.  Prior to joining Tim Hopkins Catering in 2003, he was assistant general manager of the Singing Beach Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea.  When Paul isn't overseeing matters at Tim Hopkins Catering, he likes to cruise Cape Ann by mountain bike, play golf, and ski in Vermont with his three children.


Favorite food: "ANYTHING ON A RITZ CRACKER."


© 2014 Timothy S Hopkins Catering. 8 Scott's Way, Essex MA 01929 | 978 768-9990  |     All Rights Reserved