Tim Hollingsworth speaks to students at the Institute of Culinary Education in Los Angeles.

My Culinary Voice: Tim Hollingsworth

"I really like to focus and challenge myself."

The chef and owner of Los Angeles restaurants Otium, C.J. Boyd’s Fried Chicken and Free Play at The Fields LA, shares his approach as he progresses his culinary career.

Chef Tim gained experience throughout 12 years at The French Laundry before working abroad in Europe, Lebanon and South Korea. He represented the U.S. in the international Bocuse d'Or competition in 2009, was recognized as a rising star chef by the San Francisco Chronicle and James Beard Awards in 2010, and opened Otium in 2015.

Most recently, Chef Tim won "The Final Table" on Netflix and visited our Los Angeles campus to share career advice with aspiring chefs and restaurateurs. Here, he shares how the food he grew up with interplays with his fine dining experience.

Read more from Chef Tim's guest lecture and explore your own culinary career in L.A.

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