2018 Talent

Tyler Brown

Chef, Southall

Chef Tyler Brown, named one of Esquire Magazine’s “Four New Chefs to Watch,” comes to the Southall team from the Capitol Grille, which not only earned the coveted Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond designations, but also was voted one of America’s best restaurants by Gourmet magazine, Food Network and the James Beard House. Seeking even greater heights, he spearheaded the creation of the Hermitage Hotel’s Garden at Glen Leven as well as Double H Farms — making the Capitol Grille the only restaurant in Nashville to operate an agriculture and livestock operation for the sole purpose of having the most responsibly sourced, freshest and highest-quality ingredients. Brown was among the James Beard Award semifinalists for Best Chef, Southeast in 2010, 2011, & 2013, and has been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown, as well as Andrew Zimmern’s “Driven by Food” Brown graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University in 1997, serves as Vice-Chair of the Nashville Farmer’s Market and is a longstanding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.