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2007 Achievement Award Recipients

Patrick O'Connell Tim Dean Tim Dean
Patrick O'Connell
Class of 1963
Greggory Hill
Class of 1979
Tim Dean
Class of 198?

Patrick O'Connell

Patrick is one of the nation's premiere chefs, restauranteurs and inn keepers.  His The Inn at Little Washington, in Washington, VA, is one of the most renowned restaurants and inns in the U.S. and, in fact, the world.
(As chronicled in a recent story in the Washington Post -- at
 -- he served the Queen of England during her recent visit to Virginia.)
Patrick has won virtually every restaurant and inn award of distinction.  For example, The Inn at Little Washington was one of the first establishments ever to win Mobil Five Star awards for both its restaurant and its accommodations.  The Inn's web site at provides an excellent overview of Patrick's establishment.
In addition to his work at the Inn, Patrick is on the Board of the James Beard Foundation, and has won five Beard Awards himself.  He also is the author of two very highly regarded books, "The Inn at Little Washington; A Consuming Passion" and "Patrick O'Donnell's Refined American Cuisine" (as featured on the National Book Festival site at

Greggory Hill

Greggory is the proprietor and chef of David Greggory Restau-Lounge, one of D.C.'s top restaurants, located at M and 21st NW.  David previously served as chef at the French Embassy where he prepared meals for various world leaders, and the renowned Gabriel restaurant where he was heralded as "an early pioneer of Nuevo Latino cuisine in Washington".
The restaurant's web site at provides an excellent overview of Greggory's establishment.
Greggory's work has received rave reviews in the Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Post and numerous other publications.  A very favorable review of Greggory's restaurant, with lots of interesting information about Greggory and his formative years in Clinton, can be found at


Tim Dean

Tim is the proprietor and chef of Timothy Dean Bistro at 1717 Eastern Avenue in the Fells Point area of Baltimore.  An excellent overview of the Bistro -- with references to Timothy's Clinton roots -- can be found at

Timothy's culinary career started out in the kitchen at Mama Stella's, and he rapidly rose through the ranks of the industry, becoming chef at several of D.C.'s most prominent restaurants, including the Timothy Dean Restaurant and Bar in the St. Regis Hotel, Pesce, the Jean Louis in the Watergate, and the restaurant at the Hay Adams Hotel.  Timothy also spent 13 months in France at Le Louis XV, and returned to the U.S. to open a restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA with Norm Nixon and Denzel Washington and to open the Palladin, in New York.  Timothy has been described by critics as "one of the preeminent chefs in the Northeastern United States."
Timothy's work has received stellar reviews from the likes of Gourmet Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, and the Washington Post.  (A very favorable recent review can be found at
Timothy also has a business administration degree from Howard University.