Former chef Tim Bereika is the chief content creator as well as the web designer and developer for kitchen and craft.
As a former executive chef, Tim helped to nurture Richmond’s fast growing food scene. He racked up a heap of four-star reviews and consequently earned himself the title of Richmond Magazine’s “Best New Chef” in 2011. In 2012 Tim received a nomination for “Chef of the Year”.
Tim's culinary career took him from Richmond to Tuscany, and back again. While studying at the prestigious Culinary Institute of Florence Tim learned the finer points of from-scratch pasta and hand-made charcuterie. His time spent at the CIF was offset by a stint moonlighting at the nearby Ristorante Ricchi. This establishment was largely considered one of best restaurants in Florence.
When Tim returned from Italy, he honed his skills at the landmark Amici Ristorante before opening the kitchen at Secco Wine Bar in 2009. In 2012 Tim accepted the Executive Sous Chef position at Mosaic Catering, Richmond's largest cater. In 2014 he moved on to become the executive chef at the newly opened Urban Tavern. He remained at the helm for two years before hanging his culinary hat in 2016.
Nowadays, Tim is shifting his focus to web design and development. He builds websites for Rocket Pop Media, a boutique digital media agency in Richmond, Virginia. Additionally, Tim is the chief content creator for the Kitchen & Craft website and its YouTube channel.
Tim continues to develop his unique culinary style, that showcases a delicate balance in taste and texture using premium, locally sourced ingredients. Tim's work has been featured in The Local Palate, Plate Magazine, Richmond Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News.