Tim’s Kitchen opened in 2000 by Chef Yau-Tim LAI and his family. From a small bistro to be a well-known Cantonese cuisine restaurant, Tim’s Kitchen now have 6 branches, two in Hong Kong, one in Macau, two in Shanghai PRC and one in Shenzhen PRC. The excellent traditional Cantonese cuisine and on-site private catering style won the foodie’s heart.
Born in Hong Kong, Chef Yau-Tim LAI is the founder and group director of culinary of Tim's Kitchen. He started his career in 1967 in the age of seventeen. He followed the legendary Cantonese cuisine chef, Master Choi LEE, as an apprentice in the banquet department of the Hang Seng Bank. From an apprentice to be a Master, he worked in the Hang Seng Bank for 33 years and retired in 2000. He opened the Tim’s Kitchen Hong Kong in the same year summer.
Tim’s Kitchen was awarded Michelin Star every year since 2009. Tim’s Kitchen Hong Kong was awarded its first Michelin-star and two Michelin-stars for the Macau branch in 2009. In 2011, both Hong Kong and Macau received two Michelin-stars. Tim’s Kitchen Hong Kong also awarded Asia’s Finest Restaurants by The Miele Guide from 2010 to 2012. Tim’s Kitchen Shanghai was awarded best restaurant selection by Modern Weekly Magazine in 2011 and 50 BEST by Food & Wine Magazine China in 2012, also one of the selection of the first Michelin guide of mainland China : ‘Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017’.
In 2009, Chef Yau-Tim LAI was awarded as the ‘International Master Chef for Chinese Cuisine’ by the World Association of Chinese Cuisine. In 2010, He was invited by the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore as a Master chef. He presented an Epicurean Delights menu at The China Club Singapore. In 2011, He was invited by Hong Kong Tourism Board to do a promotion for Hong Kong cuisine, collaborated with Michelin two stars chef Tim Raue in Berlin and Michelin three stars chef Pierre Gagnaire in Paris.
In 2013, he was awarded 'Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year (Regional)' by Award of Excellence in Singapore. He also invited by ‘Where Chefs Eat’ in 2013. A worldwide publish restaurant guide to introduce where the 400 world leading chefs have their meal. Chef Yau-Tim LAI is one of the only two Chinese cuisine chefs invited by them. In 2015, he was invited by San Sebastian Gastronomika, Spain as a masterchef, introduce traditional Cantonese Cuisine.
You should eat at Tim's Kitchen because:
- Food & Wine featured
- Michelin starred
- TimeOut Awarded