Chef Tyler Florence graduated from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson and Wales University, and moved to New York where he honed his skills under the tutelage of premier chefs like Charlie Palmer, Marta Pulini and Rick Laakonen, ultimately becoming executive chef at Cafeteria.
Tyler is a veteran star of the Food Network. He has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, Food 911, Tyler’s Ultimate as well as The Great Food Truck Race and Food Court Wars.
In 2008, Tyler opened his kitchen retail shop, The Tyler Florence Shop, in Mill Valley, California followed by, Tyler Florence Fresh Restaurant, at San Francisco International Airport.
In 2010, Tyler opened his restaurant, Wayfare Tavern, in San Francisco followed by the historic El Paseo in Mill Valley, March 2011. Tyler was awarded “Restaurateur of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2011 & both of his restaurants have earned three star reviews from San Francisco restaurant critic, Michael Bauer. In early 2014 The James Beard Foundation nominated Tyler for their Best Chef-West Award. He has his own wine label, California Crush, and an organic baby food company called Sprout.
Tyler has released multiple cookbooks, including: Tyler Makes Pancakes (Harper Collins), Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating (Rodale), Tyler’s Ultimate (Clarkson Potter), Eat This Book (Clarkson Potter), Real Kitchen (Clarkson Potter), Family Meal (Rodale), Tyler Florence Fresh (Clarkson Potter) and Tyler Makes Spaghetti (Harper Collins). His latest books, Tyler Florence Makes A Birthday Cake (Harper Collins) will be release in the spring of 2014 followed by, Tyler Florence Test Kitchen (Clarkson Potter) in the fall of 2014.
Tyler lives in No. California with his wife Tolan and their three children, Miles, Hayden and Dorothy.