Tim is a polymath. He loves sports cars, fly tying and fishing, playing the ukulele and traveling. He does nothing half assed. If he becomes interested in something, the interest usually turns into obsession quite quickly until he has learned almost everything there is to learn about the subject.
He first learned to cook, like most chef’s, from his mother and grandmother. After going to culinary school in NYC he worked in restaurants and diplomatic circles in Ottawa and New York City, cooking for everyone from Jean Chrétien, Andy Rooney and Christopher Plummer to Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer and Norman Jewison, before moving to the West Coast. Following 15 years in the kitchen, Tim decided to take it easy for a while and opened his own business, a deli in the West End of Vancouver. After traveling for a year he became the executive chef of a 500 seat microbrewery until the open road called again. He has appeared on Michael Smith’s Chef at Large.
His love of travel probably has a lot to do with his curious nature.
Nat is a Jane of all trades, she’s done everything from working as a florist in Ottawa to managing an ophthalmologist’s office in Manhattan to helping Tim run a deli in Vancouver. She’s not afraid of hard work but also likes the good things in life, mainly food and travel. She has a slight obsession with honey bees and can usually be seen with a camera in hand. Her photos have appeared in PDN’s NYC Photobook, at The Cheaper Show No. 9 in Vancouver, she’s had a solo show in Manhattan and is a Getty Images contributor. See some of her photos here and here.