You may have tried his tasty creations at a wedding or celebration, the Junior League, Inman Perk, the Farmer’s Market on the Downtown Gainesville square; among others.
Tim has made it his mission to create ‘Eat Better’ foods and dining experiences for locals.
“About a year ago, I sat down and really did some soul searching on what it was that I’m really doing and what I want to offer and I want to offer ‘Eat Better’ food,” he said. “That is essentially eat better for you foods, more flavorful foods and have a better culinary experience.”
Tim added that his favorite restaurant in Hall County is Atlanta Highway Seafood Market.
“I order three fried shrimp, three fried oysters and a grilled piece of grouper,” he said.
We want to thank Tim for taking the time recently to tell us a little more about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What inspired or led you to your current career?
Answer: “Generally a just a passion for pleasing others and a genuine passion for food. I really enjoy sharing food experiences with other people and that drove me to do it for a living.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County?
A: “Atlanta Highway Seafood Market is my favorite restaurant in Hall County. I order three fried shrimp, three fried oysters and a grilled piece of grouper.”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Hall County?
A: “I’ve lived in Hall County for 30 years.”
Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: “Riding bikes along Riverside Drive and Longstreet Hills. Also, going to the Fina gas station to play pinball and Space Invaders, and then going to get a banana split at the Dairy Queen.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: “San Sebastian, Spain; which is the culinary epicenter of the world. At this moment there are more five star restaurants within that area than anywhere else in the world and they take food extremely seriously, but not to a level that a French chef would. They are very laid back and open-minded but they have a very regimented way of utilizing local ingredients in a very artistic and creative manner that produces flavors that are mind blowing. I’ve spent in totality a year there.”
Q: What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “The original ‘Star Wars.’”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “To build a boat, I have no knowledge of how to do it. My dad’s dad built boats and it’s something I’ve always been interested in.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ three bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “I would have loved to see Jimi Hendrix, Christian Mcbride Trio and Prince.”
Q: What local business makes you the most nostalgic about Hall County and why?
A: “Green’s Grocery because, I used to ride my bike there. When I would go there Mr. Green would see us and hand us candy as we walked through the door. My mom would always cook their steak tips for dinner on Friday nights.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “It’s proximity to the mountains and the city of Atlanta, and the people that live here are typically generous people who carry with them worldly experiences that they typically share with the community.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “I see myself doing what I’m doing now and continuing to meet the demand of the growth that Hall County is experiencing. To continue to deliver better food to Hall County. The whole idea behind ‘Eat Better,’ that’s my catch phrase; about a year ago I sat down and really did some soul searching on what it was that I’m really doing and what I want to offer and I want to offer ‘Eat Better’ food, that is essentially eat better for you foods, more flavorful foods and have a better culinary experience.”
Q: What three words mean “Home” to you?
A: “Love, family and food.”
*Interview by Abernathy Cochran Real Estate Group intern: Emma Romberg
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.