Pastry Chef/Owner, Little T American Baker, Portland, OR
Culinary Arts, 1998
Tim Healea’s passion for baking has won him numerous awards and medals. In 2002, he was selected for the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA. He also competed in the viennoiserie category at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking) in Paris, where his team took second place. In November 2004, Food & Wine named him one of the nation's top culinary professionals under the age of 35. A Washington State native, Healea moved to New York to work as a copy editor and editorial assistant after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He followed an interest in all things culinary to ICE. After ICE, he continued his training at the National Baking Center in Minneapolis. Healea has been on the West Coast since 1998, establishing his baking career at artisan Pearl Bakery, in Portland, OR. In 2008, he opened his own shop, Little T American Baker, which The Oregonian named Bakery of the Year in 2008.