Meet our team

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Meghan Timby

Meghan timby

Owner & Executive Chef

A Charleston resident for 20 years, Meghan began her culinary career as a personal chef for downtown residents. In 2010, she attended The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, spending the next three years cooking in restaurants and TV production houses.

Returning to Charleston, Meghan cooked and managed events for Charleston’s largest catering company. Seeking to better express her scratch-made cooking philosophy, she transitioned to Rosemary & Rye, where she has led the kitchen for 8 years.

Meghan shares two young children, with her husband Chris, our Operations Manager. Her experience as an event planner, client coordinator and non-profit board member provides an all-encompassing approach to effective event execution.

Chris Timby

Owner & Operations Manager

Chris contributes over 6 years of restaurant and 16 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to his successful sales career, Chris helped open various restaurants such as Ristorante Luciano’s in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Finding his own culinary passion, he remained a chef at Luciano’s for 6 years.


Chris oversees all of Rosemary & Rye Catering’s financial accounting, operations, and staff management.  His ability to contribute to our kitchen is an added plus!


Jessica johnston

Director of Catering

Jessica is new to the Lowcountry, but a born and raised native of the Chicago Suburbs. She attended a small liberal arts college in Central Illinois and received a degree in Experimental Psychology, a secondary degree in Philosophy, and a minor in Spanish. While she took on impressive studies, she decided to go down a different, but equally bright, path post-grad after having worked in hotels throughout college. 


Her experience landed her a connection with a catering company that took her on as a Sales Lead and she’s been in Catering Sales and Management ever since. When she’s not working hard she loves spending time at the beach, exploring outdoor markets, reading and traveling.


Marketing Manager

Laurel joins Rosemary & Rye from an Agency background, having previously served as a Digital Marketing Supervisor in Corporate Advertising. She specializes in Digital Reputation Management, SEO, and Digital Advertising (including PPC & SMA). 


An Ohio-native (she’s used to the jokes!), Laurel graduated from Ohio University with a Degree in Graphic Design and Communications. Prior to her career in marketing, Laurel spent her youth working in various hospitality roles. She has enjoyed her return to the hospitality industry to apply her marketing expertise. 

Dimitri Zarate

Staffing Coordinator 

Dimitri was born and raised in Orange County, CA and lived there until the past few years when he and his family relocated to Charleston. He and his wife have been happily married for 7 years and have 3 young children. Dimitri when to UC San Diego where he studied Biological Psychology and utilized that education to serve the Southern California community in Mental Health and Substance Abuse for over a decade. Even though he found the industry very rewarding, he decided to shift his focus to enjoying raising his family in Charleston and sharing his passion for helping others in the South.   He feels strongly that helping others comes in many different forms and he enjoys building a team that reflects a passion for community, empathy, and strong ethic – all while having a great time entertaining guests. Outside of work, fatherhood keeps him busy! He loves sports, namely snowboarding and skateboarding.

Sullivan Murdock

Corporate Sales Associate 

Sully was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC, but recently moved to Johns Island. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and has previously worked in Healthcare Recruiting. He loves hospitality because as a social butterfly, it’s a great way to connect with people. When he’s not working he loves playing golf, watching sports, spending time with friends and family, and singing the occasional “Fireflies” by Owl City at karaoke.

Morgan Oxenreider

Catering Sales Coordinator

Morgan grew up a military kid who moved around a lot, but St. Simons Island, GA was where she spent the longest amount of time. She has a strong fondness for the Asheville School, her boarding school in North Carolina. For college, Morgan went to Ole Miss and majored in Finance and Real Estate with a minor in Psychology. She chose the Hospitality industry for the fast-paced environment and the feeling of accomplishment it provides. When she’s not working, she loves going to the beach, trying new restaurants, hanging with family and friends, spending time with her dog, and seeing live music (preferably Taylor Swift or Zach Bryan). 



Bio coming soon…

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