Tim’s mantra is that “learning is a life skill and is life long”. He professes this daily and sees fun times ahead in any learning experience.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Tim now resides in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his wife and two children.
A graduate of the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College, Tim’s apprenticeship in the culinary arts began at the Delta Chelsea Hotel under chef Domenic Zoffranieri. From there, his experiences have taken him into some of the finest restaurants and hotels between Ontario and P.E.I to work and learn. His earliest accomplishments in Toronto included the positions of Executive Chef at La Rotisserie and Sous Chef at the esteemed Royal York Hotel. It wasn’t long before Tim was pulled East to the magnificent Shaw Hotel and Resort on the north shore of P.E.I. Here he began as Sous Chef and was quickly promoted to Executive Chef of the Resort. This is where he fell in love with the island and all the east coast has to offer.
Above and beyond all, Tim's greatest asset is his dedication to learning. Timothy is currently a chef instructor at the prestigious Culinary Institute of Canada and is now in his sixth year of teaching. He is always ready to support and train his young culinarians in a passionate, understandable and professional way. His drive as a chef and mentor seems to come from their own success and challenges. Presently, Tim is honing his own academic skills by continuing his education at The University of Prince Edward Island.
Tim’s involvement with professional and community associations is outstanding. As an active member in The Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks of P.E.I., Tim works hard to maintain and improve the high quality of student and apprentice cooks on the east coast and Atlantic Canada. As a member of the local Prince Edward Island Association of Chefs and Cooks, Tim was honoured with the title of Prince Edward Island's Chef of The Year in 1999. His passion for teaching has usurped the bounds of Canada, taking him across the waters with a Canadian delegation as far as Tokyo and Toyama, Japan. Here, he was chosen to cook in the Canadian Food Fair at The Dai Ichi Hotels.
Tim seems to have a natural affinity for the garde manger department and has won numerous awards in local, national and international competitions. Notable accomplishments include the Gold Medal at the Apex National Hot Competition, 1999, Bronze Medal at the Expocite National Hot Competition, 1998, Silver Medal, Taste of Canada Cold Competition, 1990, Silver Medal, Provincial Ice Carving Competition, 1990 and Guest Chef for four years running at the National Cuvee Awards Night 1998-2001. Tim is also a Queen Elisabeth Hospital fundraiser donator for the last 4 years. He believes in giving to the community.
Tim’s mantra is that “learning is a life skill and is life long”. He professes this daily and sees fun times ahead in any learning experience.... Read more.