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Hospitality Operator and Industry Leader

Tim Johnson an award winning hospitality operator and is the creator of iconic Brisbane hospitality destinations Corbett & Claude, Comuna Cantina, Tetto Rooftop Bar, Mr Claude and Mai Gai.

For almost three decades, Tim has successfully worked hands-on across multiple facets of the industry in Australia, creating and leading businesses; and mentoring & aspiring the next generation of managers and hospitality business owners.

Tim’s success isn’t limited to the brands he has created, he has also worked with international brands like McDonalds, YUM!, Vapiano and Grill’d, managing multi-million dollar portfolios and leading teams and other hospitality operators to success.

Tim’s leadership and unique business style is why he has become a highly regarded professional who is continually pushing conventional thinking to create brands that fast become popular with customers from all segments of the market.


He has become highly awarded, with his concepts winning Restaurant Caterers Best Pizza & Best Mexican titles multiple years and himself, Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Hospitality and Tourism QLD four years and the National Winner in 2021, along with a string of other industry related awards including being recognised with the first Pivot and Adapt Award during the covid pandemic for his outstanding community engagement and business acumen and results during this extremely challenge period. He is the go-to industry spokesperson for media and political bodies.
Tim has a Certificate IV in Retail Management, Diploma in Retail Management and an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, has commenced a Commerce & Economic Degree as well as a list of other industry related qualifications to supplement his extensive successful industry experience.
Tim is well travelled having visited and worked across the key cities of Europe, Asia and the USA many times, sits on the Council for the Restaurant Caterers Association QLD and is adept at keeping abreast of the latest trends and challenges the industry faces via his very broad and close knit network across the industry and by operating his own venues on a daily basis.

Brands Created By Tim Johnson

Opportunities with Tim Johnson

Hospitality Management

There is no denying Tim’s expertise lie in the hospitality industry and is one of the emerging leaders in Australia. Possessing an in-depth knowledge and a proven record of success with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands, Tim is able to provide guidance to likeminded operators wanting to perform at their peak.

Commercial Property

Tim’s unique business knowledge and ability to identify opportunities for brands to operate effectively within commercial assets is one part of why he is sort after by both business operators and leaders of the commercial property industry. Business operators looking for a new site and asset manager seeking tenants would benefit from connecting with Tim to get access to his insights and experience.

Business Growth

Growing a brand from a concept into a thriving business requires determination, knowledge and guidance. Having successfully created three high performing brands from the ground up, Tim is in the perfect position to discuss opportunities with business operators as well as international brands wanting to enter the Australian market.

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customers first, success will be yours.”

Ray Kroc

“To genuinely believe that anything is possible you just have to work hard, do the right thing by people, get good advice and never quit.”


“If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand”

Steve Harvey

Recent media articles

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2020
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2020

What a wonderful surprise and a huge honour to receive the news this afternoon from @businessnewsaus of being the Winner of the 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Hospitality & Tourism!!..   It’s hard to describe succinctly exactly what this year has meant...

Comuna Cantina to open in new Brisbane foodie precinct
Comuna Cantina to open in new Brisbane foodie precinct

Brisbane entrepreneur Tim Johnson (pictured) has announced the launch date for the first of three venue openings he has on the cards at the new Everton Plaza Park Lane food precinct. The Latin American-inspired street food restobar Comuna Cantina will open at Everton...

Queensland top 20 under 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders
Queensland top 20 under 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders

TIM JOHNSON (36) Restaurateur -  With his growing string of hospitality venues a popular choice for many punters, restaurateur Tim Johnson has become a well-known face around Brisbane. Johnson currently has six venues — three Corbett & Claude locations in Brisbane...

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