We enjoy catering parties of every type, from intimate dinners and casual cocktail hours to romantic weddings and majestic galas. Chef Tim McDiarmid crafts customized menus for every event, ensuring that your experience will be as unique as you are.

Tim McDiarmid

Chef Tim McDiarmid was raised on a farm in rural Canada, growing her own food. For Tim, “farm to table” isn’t a fad that might come and go out of style; it’s her history. After a decade working in some of the most visionary whole foods restaurants in New York City, Tim chose to settle down in sunny, laid back San Antonio, then only on the cusp of its culinary revolution. A single mother, she wanted a flexible profession that would allow her to be with her son as well as focus on the wholesome, playful diet she’d always enjoyed. Tim the Girl Catering was born in 2011. Since then, Tim has won numerous awards and accolades, and opened a second business, The Good Kind Café. Tim McDiarmid is a James Beard Fellow and Food Network’s Chopped competitor. She and other fellow food lovers, celebrate the chefs and leaders making our food system more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Scott Jacobsen, Director of Operations

Scott Jacobsen joined the team in April of 2020 and leads The Good Kind Hospitality Group’s operations, with responsibility for The Good Kind, Tim The Girl and Ivy Hall Events. In his previous role with Tim The Girl, he served as the Director of Sales, selling and planning events for off-site catering throughout San Antonio and our very own Ivy Hall. Scott quickly transitioned into his current role as Director of Operations, for The Good Kind Hospitality Group. Scott is very passionate about food & beverage, customer service and developing talented teams. His experience spans 25 plus years, starting at a young age, working alongside his mother in her restaurant. Scott is a husband, father of two children and enjoys traveling and creating adventurous memories.

Stephanie Gonzalez,  Assistant Operations Manager

Born and raised in San Antonio, Stephanie is the newest member of the team joining in February 2021. She is an alumna of Texas A&M-SA, with a degree in Communications. Her passion as a thriving foodie caused her to take a leap into the restaurant and hospitality industry. Since joining the team, she has had the opportunity to broaden her pallet with new cuisines. She has gained experience networking, event planning, as well as learning the management side of the business. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and crafting.

Chef Javier Ruiz, Director of Culinary Operations

As a military brat, I traveled the world. Visiting different countries and tasting different cuisines is where my love of food began. My path began in high school when I started as a dishwasher at the Officer’s Club in Nebraska, where I worked my way up to Executive Chef. I have received my certification from the Culinary Institute of America here in San Antonio. I have been with Tim the Girl catering for 5 1/2 years and am currently the Director of Culinary Operations.

Tony, Restaurant Manager

Meet Tony, our restaurant manager. He has been with The Good Kind for four years. He also assists in maintaining our beautiful garden and property and helps with our catering. In his downtime, Tony enjoys spending time with his children and going fishing.

Sam, Director of Sales and Events

Meet Sam, our Director of Sales and Events, born and raised in San Antonio. She joined The Good Kind Hospitality Group in September of 2022 and is excited to be part of our team. Coordinating those special moments for people is what she’s all about. “Hospitality is the name of the game.”