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Tim Adams and Jim Welch

Fun fact: The restaurant was named by combining their two first names!

Both Tim and Jim have over 45 years of experience – each – in the restaurant/hospitality industry. They met while working for a corporate chain of restaurants in the 1970s, traveling across the country opening and managing restaurants. When the company was sold to a national conglomerate they decided it was time to become small business owners with their own restaurant.

In 1979 they purchased Cooke’s Tavern in Plainville. The name was changed to J. Timothy’s Taverne in 1988.

General Manager:

Greg Gardner

First job at J. Timothy’s: Line Cook
Year hired: 1981
Current position since: 2004

Beverage Program Director/FOH Hiring Manager:

Rino Ouellet

First job at J. Timothy’s: Server/Bartender
Year Hired: 1989
Current position since: 2002

Executive Chef:

Erik Wichert

First job at J. Timothy’s: Line Cook
Year Hired: 1998
Current position since: 2017


Jackie Faubert

First job at J. Timothy’s: Server
Year Hired: 2009
Current position since: 2012

Culinary Production Chef:

Eric Wells

First job at J. Timothy’s: Line Cook
Year Hired: 1993
Current position since: 2015


Marrit Canino

First job at J. Timothy’s: Server
Year Hired: 2008
Current position since: 2017


James Buckwell

First job at J. Timothy’s: Food Runner
Year Hired: 2014
Current position since: 2018


Carl Winkler

First job at J. Timothy’s: Food Runner
Year Hired: 2010
Current position since: 2020

Office Manager:

Rachael Paradis

First job at J. Timothy’s: Office Manager
Year Hired: 2010
Current position since: Always!

Craft Beer Curation/Website/Marketing:

Nikki Vinci

First job at J. Timothy’s: Server
Year Hired: 2009
Current position since: 2014

Office Assistant:

Heather Lanza

First job at J. Timothy’s: Line Cook
Year Hired: 2011
Current position since: 2019

In Loving Memory

John Huwe

John had worked with Jim and Tim before they bought the restaurant in 1979. He moved to Connecticut in 1980 to become Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager. In the early, lean days, John helped keep the restaurant open with financial assistance. For 37 years, John imbued J. Timothy’s with love, kindness, and…jokes. Everyone remembers his jokes! John shared a special warmth and bond with both our staff and guests. John passed in February of 2017. He is profoundly missed every day.

As we celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2020, we established The J. Timothy’s Taverne John Huwe Memorial Scholarship at Plainville High School. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound senior at Plainville High School who will attend a Connecticut college or university and has an interested in small business or entrepreneurship. 

Love you Johnny.

John Huwe

J. Tim's Happenings

Summer Cocktails To-Go

Summah time and the livin’ is…fruity, delicious and easy! Enjoy these summer cocktails at home, at the beach, a picnic or wherever you go. Capri Suns but for adults! They’re packaged securely in a plastic pouch; just shake and insert the straw. Add ice or not. There are two (2) drinks in each pouch for … Continued

The Market

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New! Fresh Draft Beer To-Go

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