Chef Timothy Hollingsworth: Otium

Timothy Hollingsworth,  The Founder Hour, Podcast

Timothy Hollingsworth is a chef, restaurateur, and the founder of Otium, a contemporary restaurant located next to The Broad museum in Downtown LA. He is also the founder of C.J. Boyd’s, Free Play, and Baste, a streetwear brand.

Before opening Otium, Timothy was the Chef de Cuisine at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Napa Valley. He was also the winner of The Final Table, an American reality cooking competition show on Netflix, in 2018.

In this episode, we sat down with Chef Tim on the rooftop deck at Otium to chat about his upbringing, experience working at The French Laundry, what he learned and the pressures that came with it, and what ultimately inspired him to create Otium. We also learn about his insane work ethic, behind the scenes of running a restaurant, and how a little bit of persistence can go such a long way.

This was one of our best conversations yet and, whether or not you’re into the food scene, we can all learn and draw inspiration from Chef Tim’s incredible story of taking the unconventional path to become a successful entrepreneur. Tune in!



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