A Certified Chef de Cuisine with over 36 years’ experience in the food service industry, Bill Pratt is the founder, director, and driving force behind Truck-Side and the Chef Inspired™ group of restaurants.
Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years, retiring as Command Food Services Chief, in charge of all the cooks in the Navy.
His inspired menus, excellent culinary skills and effective management style while working his way through the military ranks and cooking in CP Hotels and other fine dining restaurants set him apart from his competitors and colleagues.
Recognized for his excellence in the professional kitchen, Pratt was chosen to serve on board the Queen’s Yacht Britannia for Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana; to compete on The Food Network’s most popular show, “Iron Chef America,” as Chef Michael Smith’s sous-chef; to serve as Head Production Chef for the International Olympic Committee during the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002; and to act as Executive Chef for the Athletes’ Village in Whistler during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Over the past three years, Bill has opened and operates eight quick-service restaurants and a food truck (more precisely: a 45-foot former school bus tricked out to look like a giant gecko on wheels) in the Halifax area, under six different brands. Each of them saw early success, and his business continues to grow.