Raised in Norwalk and a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, Tim is a local in every sense of the word. After graduating, Tim decided to focus on what he regarded as important: fixing a broken food system while helping the environment, community, and area farmers.
Tim trained at Craft Butchery in Westport for nine months, but his passion for the lost art of traditional whole animal butchery took him to Corsica, France, a small French island in the Mediterranean, where he experienced and learned French butchery, farming, and culinary techniques. While in France, Tim and his fiancée used their skills to open L’Americanu BBQ, a whole hog, classic American-style barbecue food truck. They sourced whole pigs from local farmers and smoked them in traditional barbecue fashion. After Tim’s food truck venture, he brought his knowledge of old world butchery, cooking and sustainability techniques back to Fairfield with a desire to share them with his community.
Tim loves cooking any meat with wood-fueled fire and smoke, but he has a special soft spot for all things pork.