Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort Welcomes New Executive Chef

Catal Restaurant has long been a favorite among discriminating diners – locals and visitors alike – in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Now, Catal Restaurant is announcing the addition of Timothy McDowell, a native Californian with nearly a decade of culinary experience, as executive chef.

Tim comes from a large family of cooks. He has developed menus, overseen kitchens and prepared food at such prominent culinary establishments as The Cheesecake Factory, Wolfgang Puck Catering and the University of Southern California, where he directed all culinary operations. In Tempe, Ariz., he was executive chef at the iconic Monti’s La Casa Vieja. While serving in the United States Navy, he became executive culinary specialist for multiple admirals of the Pacific Fleet.

Having grown up in California, Tim is excited to be working with amazing California produce and local products as he brings his culinary skill to the upscale American-Mediterranean fare at Catal Restaurant.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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