Tim West

Chef, Consultant, and Public Speaker in San Francisco, California

Tim West

Chef, Consultant, and Public Speaker in San Francisco, California

Recognized as one of Zagat’s 30 under 30 in 2013, Tim West is a Slow Food chef turned Social Entrepreneur. He is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and grandson of Arch West, the inventor of Doritos. Tim cut his teeth in the the kitchens at The St. Regis Hotel in New York and the Facebook headquarters in California before entering the world of entrepreneurship.

Tim co-created The Food Hackathon + Forum as a business plan competition and alternative educational experience to encourage entrepreneurs to work on more meaningful problems and to expose corporate teams to a more collaborative and inspiring working methodology.

Recently, Tim created True West Ventures, LLC as a consulting and experiential educational design agency specializing in facilitating conversations on the future of food, food systems, food hacking, food entrepreneurship and food culture.

Tim has designed learning journeys, spoken on panels, advised and worked with a variety of large companies and small startups including AirBNB, The Center for the Edge @ Deloitte, Singularity University, The Institute for the Future, Nestle, Barnrasier and Intently.

The most recent Food Hackathon+Forum was focused on Kids Health during Halloween weekend in San Francisco. Upcoming events will be announced soon.