He's no chicken in the kitchen

Tim Halley Consulting About Us

Story & Values


Tim Halley has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, and he’s no stranger to working day in, day out, to improve a business. Starting out in a small French bistro as a dishwasher, Tim climbed his way up to executive chef, and he has not stopped fighting for better menus, better service, and better ingredients.

A pioneer of the gastropub movement in Ontario, Tim believes that even bar food should still be made with the freshest ingredients, the best recipes, and no mystery additions.

He earned his chef’s hat at the Stratford Chefs School, apprenticed dozens of chefs, and helped build or redefine at least a dozen dining establishments. From the trenchers to the trenches, he’s the Gastronomy General of Ontario.

With his pro team of top chefs, hospitality experts, and marketing gurus, Tim has been reinvigorating the local food industry, and he’s ready to do the same for you.

Tim Halley Consulting: We put the Me 'n U in Menu

We Put the


Me ‘n U in Menu

This isn’t an invasion, and we don’t want to take over your business. We’ll work with you to make your business what you want, plus what it needs to be to succeed. Collaborate, then celebrate with profits and "Cheers"-like regulars.


Meet the Team

Tim Halley

TIM Halley

The star chef of the team, Tim has appeared on Chopped Canada and Carnival Eats. He founded the Fat Duck Gastro Pub, and he’s catered dozens of elegant weddings, lavish parties, and international food festivals. He can make affordable bar food that will satisfy any craving and keep customers coming back for more.  Read More »

Lisa Bucking

LISA Bucking

The hospitality guru, Lisa is a pro at managing anything from casual dining to extensive events, and she has helped launch successful businesses in the hospitality industry for over a decade. She’s a Point-of-Sale (POS) and promotional expert, and she can train a team as well as any NHL coach. Read More »

Steve Vaughn

STEVE Vaughan

Well-traveled and well-trained, Steve has been a head chef for a quarter century, and he’s worked in the UK, Bermuda, and Canada. With so many different palates to please, Steve has a wide range of culinary knowledge, but he’s an absolute expert in French and North American tastes. A master of kitchen work-flow, he’s an excellent teacher and magnificent manager.  Read More »

Mari-Claire Watkins


The social media and marketing pro on the team, Mari-Claire has created many successful digital marketing campaigns, and she has designed multiple user-friendly and attractive websites. She has a knack for writing copy that draws in web traffic, and she uses her internet-intelligence to manage websites for several businesses. She’s got web-design and marketing know-how in the bag. Read More »


Who We Help

We help everyone from big-dream beginners to seasoned pros, and with the help of technology, we can assist businesses anywhere.



Big ideas, but don’t know where to start? We can help you. Been in the business for 30 years, but don’t know how to market to today’s diner? We’ve got your back, too. We’ve trained chefs, turned flops into fabulous, and made dreams a reality for pub owners, country club managers, wedding caterers, and more.


From the shores of Vancouver to the ports of Quebec, we’ve worked with businesses all over Canada. The majority of our work has been in our beloved Ontario, but our team has helped people in Panama, Bermuda, the US, and plenty of other locations. Even if we can’t get our feet on the ground, our virtual consultations are available worldwide.


Food kinda fugly? We can help with presentation. Weird flow in your kitchen? We’ll help you streamline it. Worst neighbors? We can work to re-negotiate your lease. Planning and stocking feels like calculus? We’ll show you how to simplify, automate, and de-stress. No matter the things you need help with, in our team’s combined experiences, we’ve been through it all!