About Hired Belly – Food & Wine Writer Tim Pawsey
About Hired Belly, aka Tim Pawsey
Tim has been covering the food and wine revolution for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming cuisine and wine culture of British Columbia, Canada.
Tim’s hallmark is seeking out and recommending value wines from BC and around the world that offer quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy restaurants that live up to their promises—and often over deliver. Readers depend on the Hired Belly for his “Belly’s Best” and “Belly’s Budget Best” picks, as well as BC Wine picks, to help them find the right wine for the occasion.
He writes, tweets and shoots his own images for columns in the Vancouver Courier and North Shore News. He also contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They include Taste magazine, Tidings Magazine, and Montecristo. His columns are frequently picked up by major newspapers across Canada.
Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions, such as Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is frequently invited to judge at The BC Wine Awards, and others.
Tim has traveled to taste in many of the world’s leading wine regions, most recently in Burgundy, Argentina and Chile.
Honours, Awards and Community
In 2012, Tim was honoured to be inducted as a “Friend of the Industry” into the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association Hall of Fame. He is also a founding member and serves on the board of directors of the British Columbia Hospitality Industry Foundation. The foundation offers financial assistance, “hope, inspiration and opportunity” to those whose livelihoods depend on BC’s hospitality industry.
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