Tim chose cooking as a career because of his love of eating and he knew he wanted to be a chef from a young age! He began his career at Cornwall College St Austell where he studied for two years for a VRQ. Whilst at college, Tim enjoyed a number of stages at various restaurants, including one at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow working with head chef, Stephane Delourme, who has been a significant mentor for Tim and who offered him a permanent position as a commis chef.
After a year, Tim decided to move to London to work for Marcus Wareing and was a part of the opening team at his restaurant, The Gilbert Scott, in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. He then took a position with Michel Roux Junior at the 2 Michelin starred Le Gavroche.
After working in London for 2 years, Tim came back to Cornwall to take on stages at St Moritz with Jamie Porter, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 and Chris Eden at the Driftwood. In July 2014 Tim took a break from the kitchen before going back to the Seafood Restaurant in January 2016. In January 2017, Tim took on the position of Senior Chef de Partie, working with Guy Owen, at The Idle Rocks in St Mawes, Cornwall, where he was promoted to Sous Chef at the beginning of 2018 and to head chef in May 2019.
In January 2020, Tim took the bold step of launching his own business as the chef-owner of The Barley Sheaf in Gorran, Cornwall, in partnership with his wife, where he showcases the best local and seasonal produce and shortly afterwards opened a second establishment, The Rising Sun at Altarnun near Launceston.
- Date 12th June 2022
- Tags Cornwall, Judges Junior