From his tenure at The French Laundry in Napa to opening Otium in Los Angeles and winning The Final Table, Chef Tim Hollingsworth finds joy in sharing his passion for cooking. Inspired by family and heritage, he also shares Blue Apron’s belief in the power of food to bring people together.
AWARD-WINNING CHEF. ACCLAIMED RESTAURATEUR.
Our collaboration features five exclusive meals, including one Premium dish and a chance to fire up the grill. Discover a seasonal mix of summertime staples inspired by Southern, California, and Mediterranean cuisines.
“I think teaching people how to cook is a tool that will last forever.”
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Growing up in Texas, dinner involved everyone in Chef Tim’s family—each person had a role and everyone came together to connect around the table. Prioritizing this time together is something Tim carried into his own home with his children, involving them in the kitchen, introducing them to new flavors, and inspiring them to find their own creativity while making lasting memories.
“Food is very much about bringing people together.”
INSPIRED BY HERITAGE
From his early years in Texas to growing up in California, Chef Tim often looks to the memories food elicits and sees recipes as things to be handed down to new generations. Southern comfort food reminiscent of backyard gatherings mixes with the farm-to-table authenticity of California cuisine, as well as elements from his wife’s Lebanese heritage.
“The recipes I created for Blue Apron are inspired by the recipes I grew up eating, the recipes that I make for my family at home now.”
ON THE GRILL
Meats, fish, veggies—they’re all amazing grilled. The Premium recipe in our collaboration is one that goes on the grill, a cooking method Chef Tim is fond of for the resulting smokey flavor, the transformation of the food, and the ability to be outdoors to create a communal experience. The secret, according to Chef Tim: controlling the heat. “It’s an art in itself.”
“I grilled a ton growing up. My memories of grilling are all the family being around, being outdoors.”