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Timothy S. Hopkins Catering

Essex , MA
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LOCATION

8 Scott's Way
Essex, MA 01929 US (map)

PHONE

978-768-9990

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ABOUT US

Welcome!!

We are excited to plan a truly wonderful and stylish wedding - just for you. We customize each of our menus to reflect the personal taste and budget of our clients.... Read more
Welcome!!

We are excited to plan a truly wonderful and stylish wedding - just for you. We customize each of our menus to reflect the personal taste and budget of our clients. We will prepare your food with expertise and care at our kitchen and will serve it at your home, company or special venue.


Tim and Paul, partners at Tim Hopkins Catering, have more than 30 years of experience each in the culinary world. Not only will we prepare your food to perfection, we can orchestrate the entire event from start to finish.

We have handled everything from intimate family dinners to extravagant corporate galas to weddings of 250 guests. Our seasoned team of sous-chefs, servers, bartenders and stylists attend to each event with a consistently refined touch.

We are personally involved in every aspect of your event. We meet with you to discuss your thoughts and answer questions. We hand-select the freshest, seasonal ingredients. We oversee menu tastings. On the day of your event, we're there to orchestrate every last detail. We give 110 percent! This is how we run our company!

Our philosophy about food is simple: local is better. Whenever possible, we insist on local, hand-picked produce and seafood caught from nearby shores. We believe in supporting the many small and wonderful farms in our backyard rather than purchasing fruits and vegetables from afar. Buying locally is good for the environment, and it helps protect the agricultural way of life in Essex County and Massachusetts as a whole.

We hope we can be of service to you!

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What decor services do you provide?
Clean Up, Day-Of Coordination, Delivery, Drapery, Event Design, Event Planning, Floral Design, Setup, Venue Selection
What decor items are available?
Backdrops, Candles/Holders, Chalkboards, Signage, Table Runners, Trinkets, Vases

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

REVIEWS

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Allison
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Timothy Hopkins was beyond helpful in the planning process, the truly went above and beyond. Since the wedding the food is all people can talk about!
Timothy Hopkins was beyond helpful in the planning process, the truly went above and beyond. Since the wedding the food is Read more...
Timothy Hopkins was beyond helpful in the planning process, the truly went above and beyond. Since the wedding the food is all people can talk about! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so fortunate to have had our wedding reception catered by Hopkins. They were responsive and attentive to our needs and made absolutely sure that they accounted for every allergy in our party. They were flexible in that they allowed you to create a menu (stationary and passed appetizers, family style salads, plated meals) so that you aren’t forced into a menu as other places require. Aside from their incredible attention to detail, their food was absolutely amazing. Our guests were raving about how delicious the food was and its beautiful presentation. On a more practical note, we truly felt that the cost was on par with the portions served. There were an endless amount of appetizers both served and stationed and the meal portions were HUGE. We are very pleased with our experience with Hopkins and highly recommend their services!
We are so fortunate to have had our wedding reception catered by Hopkins. They were responsive and attentive to our needs Read more...
We are so fortunate to have had our wedding reception catered by Hopkins. They were responsive and attentive to our needs and made absolutely sure that they accounted for every allergy in our party. They were flexible in that they allowed you to create a menu (stationary and passed appetizers, family style salads, plated meals) so that you aren’t forced into a menu as other places require. Aside from their incredible attention to detail, their food was absolutely amazing. Our guests were raving about how delicious the food was and its beautiful presentation. On a more practical note, we truly felt that the cost was on par with the portions served. There were an endless amount of appetizers both served and stationed and the meal portions were HUGE. We are very pleased with our experience with Hopkins and highly recommend their services! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Christine
Wedding:
9/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I worked in the food industry for many years, and the quality and presentation of the food at our wedding was very important. We met with Britt for a tasting and was blown away by the quality of the food as well as the diversity of the offerings. We chose them immediately to cater our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with our decision. The food at our wedding was spectacular, from our cocktail hour and the many passed hors d'oeurvres (which were delicious!!) to the seated dinner where the food was beautifully presented, using the freshest of ingredients that were delicious. I heard several guests remark that the food was incredible, and that it is unusual to have that kind of quality served at a wedding. We would HIGHLY recommend Britt and TS for any occasion
I worked in the food industry for many years, and the quality and presentation of the food at our wedding was very Read more...
I worked in the food industry for many years, and the quality and presentation of the food at our wedding was very important. We met with Britt for a tasting and was blown away by the quality of the food as well as the diversity of the offerings. We chose them immediately to cater our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with our decision. The food at our wedding was spectacular, from our cocktail hour and the many passed hors d'oeurvres (which were delicious!!) to the seated dinner where the food was beautifully presented, using the freshest of ingredients that were delicious. I heard several guests remark that the food was incredible, and that it is unusual to have that kind of quality served at a wedding. We would HIGHLY recommend Britt and TS for any occasion Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tim Hopkins Catering did an amazing job catering the dinner for my daughters September 2015 wedding. It was an outside venue with no kitchen; THC brought everything in. They provided us with a cocktail hour full of unique, delicious and interestingly presented hors d'œuvre’s followed by a gourmet, perfectly prepared and presented (and did I say hot?) meal with finesse and professionalism. They integrated themselves seamlessly into our venue. We are still hearing wonderful comments about how delicious the food was.
From start to finish: inquiry, tastings, site visits and execution TSH was superb. Their creative and unique menu suggestions allowed us to serve an interesting selection that suited all our guests, including those with dietary restrictions. We were delighted with TSH and highly recommend them.
Tim Hopkins Catering did an amazing job catering the dinner for my daughters September 2015 wedding. It was an outside Read more...
Tim Hopkins Catering did an amazing job catering the dinner for my daughters September 2015 wedding. It was an outside venue with no kitchen; THC brought everything in. They provided us with a cocktail hour full of unique, delicious and interestingly presented hors d'œuvre’s followed by a gourmet, perfectly prepared and presented (and did I say hot?) meal with finesse and professionalism. They integrated themselves seamlessly into our venue. We are still hearing wonderful comments about how delicious the food was.
From start to finish: inquiry, tastings, site visits and execution TSH was superb. Their creative and unique menu suggestions allowed us to serve an interesting selection that suited all our guests, including those with dietary restrictions. We were delighted with TSH and highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Timothy Hopkins catered our wedding at the Hellenic Center and it was absolutely one of the best parts of the wedding. All of my guests were commenting on how great the food was, especially the passed apps.
My fiance and I decided to do a north/south theme for the food, so we had one station with southern comfort food and one with northern fare. There was so much food that all the guests could find something they liked, and go back for seconds!
Sita was our event coordinator and she was amazing. When we told her about our idea she was very excited and helped us to pick out a fun and balanced menu. She even set up a private food tasting that included our desired menu.
Some of my favorites from the menu: Passed apps: lobster quesadillas, arancini's, mini grilled cheese. Food stations: mini BBQ pulled chicken skewers, mini lobster rolls, southern succotash, mac and cheese.
Everything was so great and I highly recommend them to anyone!
Timothy Hopkins catered our wedding at the Hellenic Center and it was absolutely one of the best parts of the wedding. All Read more...
Timothy Hopkins catered our wedding at the Hellenic Center and it was absolutely one of the best parts of the wedding. All of my guests were commenting on how great the food was, especially the passed apps.
My fiance and I decided to do a north/south theme for the food, so we had one station with southern comfort food and one with northern fare. There was so much food that all the guests could find something they liked, and go back for seconds!
Sita was our event coordinator and she was amazing. When we told her about our idea she was very excited and helped us to pick out a fun and balanced menu. She even set up a private food tasting that included our desired menu.
Some of my favorites from the menu: Passed apps: lobster quesadillas, arancini's, mini grilled cheese. Food stations: mini BBQ pulled chicken skewers, mini lobster rolls, southern succotash, mac and cheese.
Everything was so great and I highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amy
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
TSH Catering went above and beyond for my wedding. The quality of food and service was excellent and really made our wedding day memorable. All guests were raving about the food after our wedding. Thanks again, TSH!
TSH Catering went above and beyond for my wedding. The quality of food and service was excellent and really made our Read more...
TSH Catering went above and beyond for my wedding. The quality of food and service was excellent and really made our wedding day memorable. All guests were raving about the food after our wedding. Thanks again, TSH! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
With their great reputation in the area, choosing Tim Hopkins as the caterer for our August 2015 wedding at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA was an easy decision. The process working with Tim's team & our event manager, Britt Cole, was very easy and fun! We booked THC for both our rehearsal dinner (buffet dinner) and wedding (plated dinner). The groom's family (who hosted the rehearsal) live in Europe, so THC was very accommodating allowing us to have a mini-tasting of the appetizers when they were visiting MA almost a year before the wedding & a more standard tasting of our main dishes closer to our big day. The tastings were both amazing & felt like little special events with our families in the THC kitchen!

Britt was very responsive and thorough answering any questions we had. With the groom from Germany & the bride from MA, we wanted to incorporate some appetizer versions of our favorite German foods (ie. mini pretzels, brats, schnitzel, etc.) & nautical New England favorites (ie. mini lobster rolls). Britt helped us put together a menu that was very well balanced with creative/unique dishes & standard crowd pleasers. In addition to creating the perfect menu, Britt also helped us pick some fun rental items (linens, flatware, etc.) and was a great source of knowledge, recommending some other awesome wedding vendors to us.

We were told early on that Tim Hopkins is known for their cocktail hour... They did not disappoint!!! We had a food editor from NYC and a lot of "foodie" Californians among our guests, they all raved about both the taste and the presentation of the appetizers, saying it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding!
With their great reputation in the area, choosing Tim Hopkins as the caterer for our August 2015 wedding at The Crane Read more...
With their great reputation in the area, choosing Tim Hopkins as the caterer for our August 2015 wedding at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA was an easy decision. The process working with Tim's team & our event manager, Britt Cole, was very easy and fun! We booked THC for both our rehearsal dinner (buffet dinner) and wedding (plated dinner). The groom's family (who hosted the rehearsal) live in Europe, so THC was very accommodating allowing us to have a mini-tasting of the appetizers when they were visiting MA almost a year before the wedding & a more standard tasting of our main dishes closer to our big day. The tastings were both amazing & felt like little special events with our families in the THC kitchen!

Britt was very responsive and thorough answering any questions we had. With the groom from Germany & the bride from MA, we wanted to incorporate some appetizer versions of our favorite German foods (ie. mini pretzels, brats, schnitzel, etc.) & nautical New England favorites (ie. mini lobster rolls). Britt helped us put together a menu that was very well balanced with creative/unique dishes & standard crowd pleasers. In addition to creating the perfect menu, Britt also helped us pick some fun rental items (linens, flatware, etc.) and was a great source of knowledge, recommending some other awesome wedding vendors to us.

We were told early on that Tim Hopkins is known for their cocktail hour... They did not disappoint!!! We had a food editor from NYC and a lot of "foodie" Californians among our guests, they all raved about both the taste and the presentation of the appetizers, saying it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Tim and his team, especially Britt, were incredible to work with. My family and I met the group while visiting the Crane Estate's annual wedding vendor expo. We could tell right off the bat that Tim was so passionate about his food.

Once we decide to book TSH, Britt was our main point-person - and she was amazing. She was really knowledgeable about the food and had great suggestions to make our wedding appetizers and meals really well-rounded. She was always a trusted voice during our conversations.

The whole team prepared an incredible tasting for us - allowing us to taste all our appetizers, all of our main dishes, dessert and wine. Being in Tim's kitchen really solidified our excitement to work with the whole team.

And then the main event... My husband and I were married just over three weeks ago in Ipswich, MA. It happened to be the night of an epic summer thunderstorm. Halfway through cocktail hour, a huge bolt of lightening struck the Estate where our reception was being held and knocked out all the power. Rather than panic, Britt came right up to me assured me and my husband that they'd do everything they could to still make the evening a success - and they couldn't have pulled through any stronger!

Not only did they hand light the massive gas ovens/stoves in the kitchen, but by candlelight, they prepared the most amazing food. Our guests are still talking about how perfectly the filet was served. Everything was brought out on schedule and hot for our guests to enjoy. I have no idea how the chefs and servers managed to prepare and serve a wedding of 165 people by candlelight - they were incredible.

I HIGHLY recommend TSH - not only for their incredible food, but for their ability to pretty much pull off a seamless event despite even the craziest circumstances!
Tim and his team, especially Britt, were incredible to work with. My family and I met the group while visiting the Crane Read more...
Tim and his team, especially Britt, were incredible to work with. My family and I met the group while visiting the Crane Estate's annual wedding vendor expo. We could tell right off the bat that Tim was so passionate about his food.

Once we decide to book TSH, Britt was our main point-person - and she was amazing. She was really knowledgeable about the food and had great suggestions to make our wedding appetizers and meals really well-rounded. She was always a trusted voice during our conversations.

The whole team prepared an incredible tasting for us - allowing us to taste all our appetizers, all of our main dishes, dessert and wine. Being in Tim's kitchen really solidified our excitement to work with the whole team.

And then the main event... My husband and I were married just over three weeks ago in Ipswich, MA. It happened to be the night of an epic summer thunderstorm. Halfway through cocktail hour, a huge bolt of lightening struck the Estate where our reception was being held and knocked out all the power. Rather than panic, Britt came right up to me assured me and my husband that they'd do everything they could to still make the evening a success - and they couldn't have pulled through any stronger!

Not only did they hand light the massive gas ovens/stoves in the kitchen, but by candlelight, they prepared the most amazing food. Our guests are still talking about how perfectly the filet was served. Everything was brought out on schedule and hot for our guests to enjoy. I have no idea how the chefs and servers managed to prepare and serve a wedding of 165 people by candlelight - they were incredible.

I HIGHLY recommend TSH - not only for their incredible food, but for their ability to pretty much pull off a seamless event despite even the craziest circumstances! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Timothy S. Hopkins Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We really appreciate it!

The TSH Team
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Tim after trying samples from nine different caterers at a bridal show. His food is outstanding, and he completely customized a menu for us according to our vision. Tim was there to guide us through our tasting, and the food on the night of the wedding was just as incredible. He also has some amazing people working for him who answered all of my questions, multiple times a day. I can't recommend enough!
We hired Tim after trying samples from nine different caterers at a bridal show. His food is outstanding, and he Read more...
We hired Tim after trying samples from nine different caterers at a bridal show. His food is outstanding, and he completely customized a menu for us according to our vision. Tim was there to guide us through our tasting, and the food on the night of the wedding was just as incredible. He also has some amazing people working for him who answered all of my questions, multiple times a day. I can't recommend enough! Read less
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Timothy S. Hopkins Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for all of your nice comments. We really appreciate it!
The TSH Team
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Their food is outstanding!!! I can't tell you how many guests continue to talk about the food, even weeks after the wedding. I continue to hear comments like, "I never remember wedding food but your meal was one of the best ones I've had" or "the appetizers were amazing and there were sooo many of them" and " I wish I asked for a doggie bag, it was that good".
Their food is outstanding!!! I can't tell you how many guests continue to talk about the food, even weeks after the Read more...
Their food is outstanding!!! I can't tell you how many guests continue to talk about the food, even weeks after the wedding. I continue to hear comments like, "I never remember wedding food but your meal was one of the best ones I've had" or "the appetizers were amazing and there were sooo many of them" and " I wish I asked for a doggie bag, it was that good". Read less
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Timothy S. Hopkins Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the great review, Courtney!

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