Chef Tim is classically trained and is a member of the American Culinary Federation, insured, and ServeSafe certified.

Tim Rothe Jr.

Chef Tim Rothe Jr., CC is creator and owner of Local Roots LLC. and is a native of Appleton, WI.  He was raised close to downtown Appleton and always had an interest in the outdoor gatherings we celebrate as a community from farmer's markets when they were on Washington St., to Celebrate on Lawrence University campus, to Oktoberfest. 

Cooking is an occasion to celebrate that continual aspect of community. Chef Tim Rothe Jr. has a passion for cooking and participating as an individual within our community.  Local Roots will be purchasing from your neighbors and fellow "Wisconsinites", supporting them in their rich harvests: which will in turn be enjoyed on your table.

Chef Tim is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts.  Tim graduated with honors and participated in state and regional cooking competitions as a student. He has been in the food industry since he was fifteen.  Chef Tim is also a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota and holds a Bachelor's Degree in History/Social Science. Chef Tim is currently enrolled in a plant-based nutrition certificate program with ECornell.


Honors & Achievements

ECornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program (Enrolled 2016)

Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Certification

Certified Culinarian by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Advanced Baking Certificate- Fox Valley Technical College

2015 UW Fox Valley E.A.T.S. People's Choice Award

2013 Silver Medal (ACF) Central Regionals: Little Rock, AK

2013 Silver Medal (ACF) Wisconsin State Champs: Madison, WI

2012 ACF Contest Finalist- "Be a Member of the ACF Culinary Team USA For A Day"

2012 Galbani Caprese Cheese Challenge Competitor- Detroit, MI

2012 Wisconsin Bakers Association Student Spotlight

2012 Bronze Medal (ACF): Madison, WI

American Culinary Federation Member since 2011