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On WeddingWire since 2009

Timothy S. Hopkins Catering is a chef-owned and operated business. For over 30 years, Tim and his partner Paul ten Hope, have been the collective force behind some of the North Shore's most elegant and fun weddings.

Food, cocktails, decor, and more are completely taken care of when you work with TSH!


Experience
Partners Tim and Paul have over 30 years of experience in the culinary world.

Awards

Timothy S. Hopkins Catering has won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019

Services Offered
Timothy S. Hopkins Catering offers the following services for your cuisine:

  • Buffet
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Bar


Cuisine
This catering services offer the following cuisine styles:

  • American
  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Thai


Other Services
As well as their catering services, Timothy S. Hopkins Catering offers their planning and décor services. These services include:

  • Reception planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • Delivery
  • Drapery
  • Event design
  • Venue selection


Location
Timothy S. Hopkins Catering is based in Essex, Massachusetts, and services the Boston metropolitan area.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$250

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$250

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$250

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$125

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Clare D. Sent on 02/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Greatest Caterer Ever

Timothy Hopkins Catering was the most incredible partner at our wedding in June 2023. The food was delicious and plentiful, the drinks were fantastic, and the staff was on the ball, kind, energetic and polite. The process of working with Timothy Hopkins Catering was a pure joy - they were extremely helpful at every step in the process. I wish I could do it again!
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Lisa H. Sent on 02/16/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Tim Hopkins couldn't have been better!

The team at Tim Hopkins, led by Amber, was absolutely fantastic to work with for our wedding. Amber was extremely responsive, incredibly helpful, and guided us through all the big and little decisions that had to be made to create a backyard wedding for 150 guests. Amber was with us for 8 months leading up to the actual wedding itself and we couldn't have planned it so well without her. And the team nailed it the day of - all of our guests were (and continue to!) rave about the food. It was excellent. I couldn't recommend a better catering team for your wedding.
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Dana P. Sent on 02/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional food and service

People are still raving about the food at our wedding. TSH knocked it out of the park delivering exceptionally delicious food and impeccable service. I highly recommend!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
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Timothy S. Hopkins is the top notch caterer for the North Shore of Boston. We have witnessed their professional manner, high quality offerings and attention to detail time and again. Their food preparation is always the freshest and their presentation is the most creatively crafted we have seen anywhere. They offer soup to nuts literally and figuratively with extra services for all your event planning needs as well.

The Crane Estate The Crane Estate Mansion Weddings

Timothy Hopkins team is always creating something new. They are foodies, and love to show it! Fun, relaxed, yet very professional.

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