“I’m always questioning things. It sometimes gets me in trouble, but I want to understand why it’s done that way.”

Chef Timothy Hollingsworth is an award-winning chef and restaurateur in Los Angeles. In 2015, he opened Otium, a Contemporary American restaurant next to The Broad. A longtime LA favorite, Otium’s sophisticated, yet accessible menu features eclectic, vibrant, and seasonal flavors. He is currently working on expanding the Otium brand in other major cities as well as developing a concept called Chain with B.J. Novak. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Hollingsworth started his career at The French Laundry where he worked for 13 years including four years as the Chef de Cuisine. Hollingsworth has won multiple awards throughout his career, including the Rising Star Chef Award from The San Francisco Chronicle and the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, presented by the James Beard Foundation. In 2018, he competed on Netflix’s The Final Table, a global culinary competition series. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four kids. 

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