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About Chef Tim Hammack

Drawing from his early career as a chef in world renowned restaurants such as Bouchon, Chez Panisse Cafe, & Cesar; Tim Hammack’s work in the catering industry, including work at Compenere Fine Catering, has afforded him the opportunity to design menus and events ranging from intimate soirees to large corporate parties.

Early in Tim’s career, he had the opportunity to cook in restaurants throughout Europe and Morocco. He has first hand experience with high-end cuisine from a global perspective.

Tim has devoted the past 16 years to providing culinary training opportunities to men and women seeking to make a new start in life through his work at the Bay Area Rescue Mission. Many trainees have gone on to work in high-end restaurants and the culinary programs at the Mission grew substantially under his leadership. His work at the Bay Area Rescue Mission attracted the attention of national news outlets, including the New York Times, CBS news, and NPR.

Homage was created in December 2018. Our mission is to bring people together by paying tribute to those greater than ourselves, including those gone before us. We honor age old traditions, innovations, passions, natural beauty of created things, and the artisans who make it all possible.