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With over 30 years of experience and some major credits to his name, Tim Halley has seen his fair share of the spotlight. Locally and nationally, his work has been recognized as outstanding and innovative.
Never one to be camera shy, Tim has appeared on both Chopped Canada and Carnival Eats, where he showed off his head chef skills and impressed the nation with his culinary karate. Not only that, his work has been featured in publications such as Ontario Restaurant News, Toronto Sun, KW record, Guelph Mercury, Where to Eat in Canada, and Toronto Life.
In a Guelph Chamber of Commerce Coop newsletter, Lauren Khalil described Tim Halley in this way: “Tim Halley is a pioneering force of Guelph’s current culinary landscape. An Incredible chef. Influential mentor. Professional food consultant. Trailblazing local food champion. Collaborator. Innovator. Storyteller. Joker.” She certainly sums Tim up well, and she hasn’t even included his roles as husband, father, and mentor to more than a dozen aspiring chefs.
Among the reasons for Tim’s success story are his attention to the culinary landscape and his dedication to the best ingredients. Focusing on using lots of fresh, simple ingredients wherever possible, he works to bring wholesome goodness together with inspiring spices to create food for festivals, weddings, and restaurants alike. Tim works at the Guelph Farmer’s Market, caters events, and works alongside his wife, Mari-Claire, and their consultation team players Lisa and Steve to bring the best information and assistance to other restaurants.
If you’re in Canada, you can take a gander at Tim’s appearance on Chopped Canada in May 2015. The episode theme was “Leftovers: Recycle, Reuse, Reheat!” and it featured four top chefs from around the nation. Tim went head-to-head with top chefs from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.