Chef Timothy J. Harris
2014 Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts

As a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts, Tim has accrued over twenty six years’ experience in the foodservice industry; working extensively throughout different types of establishments including casinos, independently owned restaurants and hotels. He has had the opportunity to consult on new kitchen construction in relationship to post-secondary education, plus the research and the development of curriculum and menus at all levels.
Tim is an active and one of the founding members of the American Culinary Federation, Harrisburg chapter. He is serving as the Chapter President as well as serving the Lancaster Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, in the capacity of Vice president. Tim holds the level of certified executive chef with the ACF. He is also the recipient of the ACF Harrisburg Chapter’s Chef Educator of the year award, and in 2012 received the ACF National Cutting Edge Award at the Northeast Regional Conference. Chef Harris was recognized in 2011 as the Faculty of the Year at the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a division of YTI Career Institute, Lancaster Campus. Tim’s journey continues today, splitting his time with students, association activities and his initiatives on embracing the sustainable food movement; even at home working on his gardens and the raising of his chickens. Chef Tim is married to Cher, who is the executive pastry chef of The Hotel Hershey and has a daughter Abigail attending college.
The past ten years Chef Harris has focused on the education of culinary and pastry arts to young professionals. “I have been instructing students not only on their fundamental skills, but guiding many students on the dedication and passion needed for the industry”.