Tim's cooking career began at a local Chester County diner at the young age of 14. “I started working for the money, but I stayed for the action,” says Chef Tim, “I loved everything about it.” Cooking quickly became his passion and direction.
“I couldn't hide my interest and excitement about the magic that happened everyday in the kitchen. The cooks took me under their wings and I absorbed everything they could teach me. At home I started cooking and baking, not only for my own family, but also for my friends' families.”
Since those early days Tim has absorbed everything that had anything to do with the enjoyment of food. Growing up in Chester County, surrounded by its rich rolling hills of verdant farms and inspired by the sharply contrasting seasons, Tim developed an appreciation for the wonderful regional foods of the Delaware and Brandywine Valleys. With the encouragement of his grandfather, Tim decided to turn cooking into a career and was accepted into the prestigious Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park.
“At the CIA, a working kitchen was our classroom and our instructors were award-winning chefs who expected excellence at every turn. Success involved not only mastery of cooking, but also the development of thinking skills, precision, creativity, and ultimately, respect for the art and our own abilities.” The years at CIA were exhilarating and demanding yet Tim excelled and graduated with honors.
After graduation, back home in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Tim's passion, skill, and confidence was quickly recognized as he found work under the great chefs at some of our area's finest restaurants and private clubs including the Historic Vickers Tavern, the Duling-Kurtz House, and Vivo Enoteca. Tim's experience has taught him to respect our region's rich culinary traditions by searching for the finest, natural, sustainably-sourced food available because, “truly great cooking starts with truly great ingredients.”
The Silverspoon proudly welcomes Tim as our Executive Chef. At the age of 32, Tim has already spent half his life cooking. We invite you to join us for dinner, lunch or brunch and meet our rising star. Quite simply, you're gonna love the food.