• Cork | Fire Kitchen Meet the Chef

Meet the Chef

Tim Prezio, Executive Chef

Chef Tim“Eats, sleeps, and breathes” is a phrase often used to describe an individual who has an extreme passion for their  profession. Our Temecula hotel’s Executive Chef Tim Prezio possesses this mindset when it comes to his food. In his free time, he’s conjuring up ways to enhance his recipes, hanging out in his olive grove and searching for the finest vegetables at local farmers markets.

Making Italian subs at a sandwich shop in his native Toronto kick-started his career in the food industry. He quickly built up his culinary skills and obtained a master’s in Italian cuisine from I.C.I.F Culinary Institute for Foreigners. By the age of 24, he had already opened his first restaurant (Symposium), which featured fusion Italian dishes.

Before being handed the reins at Cork | Fire Kitchen at our Temecula hotel, Chef Tim gained experience working in the front-of-the-house as an Account Executive for Alligator Pear Catering and opening his second restaurant as the owner/chef of GiGi’s Italian Eatery.