Tim Creehan


Chef Tim Creehan is the proprietor of Cuvee 30A, Cuvee Catering, and Grill Plus™, an instant marinade he created and patented in 1997.  He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and spent most of his childhood and young adult life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before settling on the Emerald Coast.  Prior to Cuvee 30A, Creehan founded Beach Walk Cafe and served as Executive Chef and founding partner of Marina Café in Destin.  Creehan’s culinary legacy remains irrevocably ensconced throughout Destin’s eateries as their menus continue to capitalize on his award winning signature dishes. 

Dubbed Destin’s celebrity chef, Creehan’s stellar reputation of culinary excellence has landed him incalculable awards, television and radio appearances, and an array of prolific clientele, including Bruce Willis, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rachel Hunter, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.   He served as special guest Chef de Cuisine at the Sundance Film Festival, where he fed flocks of the famous at the Entertainment Tonight/Getty Images/Gibson Guitar Lodge including Matthew Broderick, Danny Glover, Alan Rickman, Rachel Taylor, John Legend, and more.

Cuvee 30A consistently garners multiple awards annually, including Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon, Best of the Emerald Coast, Best in Destin, Opentable.com Diner’s Choice, Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Finest on the Emerald Coast, and 2013’s newly christened Emerald Fork award. Cuvee also holds the unique distinction of winning Destin’s only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for both 2011 and 2012.  For the Cuvee experience beyond the confines of the restaurant, Creehan launched Cuvee Catering, both a Destin based and mobile venture specializing in weddings, receptions, and offsite catering.

A steward of his community, Creehan supports various charities both local and national.  He is a published author of three cookbooks, as well as a dynamic teacher, currently serving on the Board of Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management College, where he recruits graduates for training at Cuvee.