Hey there. My name is Tim Bereika and welcome to Kitchen & Craft. My goal is to shoot, edit and upload cooking videos that are informative, concise and help to show others the beauty in cooking.
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 from the same publication for “Chef of the Year”.
His 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 and Events, Richmond’s largest cater. In 2014, he moved on to become the executive chef at the newly opened Urban Tavern where Tim remained for two years before hanging his culinary hat in 2016. Tim’s food had been featured in The Local Palate, Plate Magazine, Richmond Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News.
Nowadays, Tim has shifted his culinary efforts to growing his Youtube channel, Kitchen & Craft. He shoots, edits and uploads all of his own content with an overarching goal to be informative, concise and help to show others the beauty in cooking.