Chef Tim Freeman

our executive chef

Award-winning chef tim freeman at the Overland Park Convention Center

Tim Freeman is an award-winning chef who delivers a dynamic, innovative energy to the dining experience at the convention center.

Chef Freeman has over 30 years of culinary experience from around the world.

Originally from Granville, Ohio, he has held previous positions in five different countries, including Russia, Philippines, Kenya, Portugal and several major cities throughout the United States.

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My food is influenced by my multicultural experiences. You just pick up on different techniques when you’re traveling around the world learning about other cultures. I’m excited to bring new ingredients and fresh ideas to the convention center.


Awards & Accolades

  • Worked alongside Chef Wolfgang Puck


  • Defeated celebrity Chef Bobby Flay on Food Network series, Beat Bobby Flay


  • Cooked at the White House for former President Bill Clinton


  • chef at the Ohio Governor’s Mansion


  • Named Billings Gazette’s “40 Under 40” during his time as head chef at Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana



Freeman is responsible for elevating the menu and cultivating new ideas at the convention center, in addition to enhancing the culinary team and the customer experience for the venue’s high-profile banquets and catering events ranging in size from small meeting to large galas of 3,500 plus.





Convention Center

The Overland Park Convention Center is
an all-encompassing event resource
for our clients, partners & community.

Great food is just the beginning of the amazing experience you’ll have at Overland Park Convention Center. Everything you need to design a memorable event can be found under one roof.


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