A Certified Chef-de-Cuisine and sommelier, he has also achieved Level 3 Assessor status for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) based out of London, England, as well as having successfully completed their rigorous Diploma of Wine and Spirits certification.
Tim has the distinction of being the only Certified Chef de Cuisine & Sommelier, that also holds the prestigious WSET Diploma of Wine & Spirits in Canada.
He is founder and Past-President of the BC Wine Appreciation Society. Volunteer service includes working with the Vancouver International Wine Festival as a judge and serving on various committee’s.
Published in trade & consumer magazines and appearing in newsprint, radio, and TV (including The Food Network and NBC’s The Today Show), he continues to spread the word of hospitality, food, and wine appreciation. Tim is the Sommelier - Director of Food and Beverage Service at the prestigious Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (at Granville Island).