Our restaurant has a "pay-what-you-can" philosophy. Great food. And an inclusive vibe.

About Gather55

Gather55 harnesses the power of delicious food to connect diverse communities through a restaurant with an inclusive vibe where all can gather regardless of ability to pay. Gather55 is a Hands On Hartford initiative and part of Hands On Hartford’s commitment to serve neighbors, engage volunteers and connect communities in the Hartford area.


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Featured Chef - Tim East


Meet Chef Tim:

With a focus on contemporary cooking and clean flavors, Tim’s cooking philosophy has always been technique driven and ingredient focused. During a long stint at both the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos, Tim was lucky enough to work alongside Chefs such as, Bobby Flay, Todd English and Michael Schlow.

Tim found himself as the Executive Chef at Besito restaurant in Blue Back Square. There he focused on the bright flavors of traditional Mexican cooking. Following a 2 year stint at Cavey’s in Manchester, where he focused on French and Italian cuisine, Tim took over at Union Kitchen in West Hartford. At Union Kitchen he worked to modernize and elevate the menu to offer a mix of creative dishes and familiar standbys.

“I’m beyond exited to be cooking at Gather55 and to give back to a community that has given so much to me.”

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Hands on Hartford's

Center for Community

55 Bartholomew Avenue

in the
Parkville neighborhood
of Hartford, Connecticut.

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