YOU WILL TALK ABOUT FOR YEARS TO COME...
Meet The Duo Behind Eat ME
Born and bred in Newcastle, Timothy was drawn to food at a very young age. His grandmother, a Fellow of the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Cooks for her skill in confectionery and pastry, instilled upon him not only her knowledge but her creed: good food, good wine, good friends.
Throughout his career Timothy has had the privilege of working at some of the finest establishments and with the best chefs the country has to offer including Warren Turnbull at Sydney’s Cruise.
Timothy’s love of travelling has had a large impact on his style of cooking, with Eastern Mediterranean techniques and flavours shining through his classical French training to ensure each dish he prepares is a unique gastronomic exploration. With his love of travel came with visiting a vast ray of establishments throughout Europe learning traditional methods of cookery from local villages and towns.
With his food previously appearing in publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas Inflight, NRMA’s Open Road and Dining Out in the Hunter, Timothy now focuses on private chef dining experiences and cooking classes, held in the Hunter Valley.
Born and bred in Newcastle, Amanda had a strong up bring where her Maltese heritage influenced her way of life, with a focus on family and food.
Attending Whitebridge High Amanda was encouraged by her food technology and hospitality teachers to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. This saw Amanda leave school at the end of year eleven to start her apprenticeship with the award winning Nisner Banquets and Conventions.
In the early days Amanda’s career was focused in the kitchen learning her trade and utlising fresh seasonal produce. However, Amanda’s passion was in the dessert section of the kitchen, seeing her awarded numerous medals for her dessert and chocolate competitions. After the completion of her trade qualifications Amanda furthered her studies by completing an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Events along with a Certificate IV in Training and Accessing. These qualifications eventually led Amanda to a career path in management and events working as the Food and Beverage Services Manager at Hunter Valley Gardens, followed by Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Cypress Lakes catering for small intimate weddings and events to large scale corporate events and festivals.
Along with her husband Timothy the couple started Eat Me Catering, taking gourmet restaurant quality catering to their clients across Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast.
A menu selection that will tantalise your taste buds and sustain your appetite
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I wasn’t there for the actual dinner itself, but Tim was an absolute delight and my guests could not stop raving about him.
Not only was the food amazing but he went that extra mile to engage with the guest, take his time to give the guests a better experience and left them both satisfied with the beautiful food but also the great company.
Wouldn’t hesitate to bring him on for another event in the area.
Kathryn Gates, NSW
The team at Eat ME Catering were amazing to work with.
Highly organised and professional, offering lots of different ideas and catering within a budget.
The paella cooked on site was a talking point for our guests, and smelled almost as good as it tasted. Amanda’s cakes were elegant and delicious.
Would definitely use again and can’t recommend highly enough!
Aleisha Taylor, NSW
We booked a venue in a private house for my husband’s 70th birthday celebration.
We wanted to commence mid-afternoon so it wasn’t too late for the children and to make it a relaxed and memorable afternoon.
Tim and Amanda arrived and set to work. When we all sat around the table entrees were served and the experience commenced.
Tim cooked continuously throughout the afternoon and served up an amazing selection of culinary delights, cooked to perfection. There was an abundance to eat and all were satisfied.
Amanda made the delicious and sumptuous birthday cake. Everything was presented beautifully and served as through we were in a top restaurant.
Best of all everything was cleaned up and transported away leaving us the rest of the evening together as a family.
I highly recommend Tim and Amanda for their expertise and your special celebration. They were friendly and engaging while respecting our privacy as a family.
Kerry Smith, NSW