Tim Pawsey

(a.k.a. The Hired Belly) is a much travelled food and wine critic. He writes, tweets and shoots at hiredbelly.com as well as for: North Shore News and Vancouver Courier. He also writes monthly in WHERE Vancouver magazine, and contributes to BC Liquor Stores Taste magazine, Tidings, Montecristo and others. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. In 2012, Tim was honoured to be inducted as a “Friend of the Industry” into the BCRFA Hall of Fame. He is also a founding member and director 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.