Tyler Florence

Restaurateur, Chef, TV Host, Author, Media Producer

Tyler has been captivating millions of Food Network viewers for decades, with numerous hit shows including: “Tyler’s Ultimate,” “How to Boil Water,” “Food 911,” “Worst Cooks in America,” and the hugely popular shows “Worst Cooks in America,” and “Great Food Truck Race.”

Tyler has built an impressive multi-million business with two restaurants, multiple award-winning olive oil and wine labels, cutlery and cookware, a gourmet food line, and a cooking app, Yumavore, In 2008 Tyler opened Tyler Florence Fresh restaurant, located at San Francisco International airport and in 2010, he opened Wayfare Tavern, in San Francisco’s Financial District. In 2011, he was awarded “Restaurateur of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and his restaurants have been consistently awarded three star reviews from former San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic, Michael Bauer. In 2014 and again in 2015, Tyler was honored to be named a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist in their Best Chef (West Coast) category. He also has his own line of award-winning wines sourced from world-class California vineyards. Tyler Florence Wines have received over 29 awards and ratings, including a 92-point rating for his first TF Zin.

He and his wife, Tolan, are further expanding their direct-to-consumer presence by curating and creating one-of-a-kind products under their private label brand, Meadowsweet.

Tyler’s insatiable quest for what’s current and interesting in the foodspace has always kept him on the forefront of new trends, gaining him a social media following of over a million users, making him an influencer, a role he has always comfortably inhabited.

Tyler has expanded his brand to include a film/video production company, Monarch Collective. In 2017/2018 he directed and produced an award-winning documentary, in partnership with VISIT CA, about the Northern California wildfires called “Uncrushable,” which was accepted by the Napa, Palm Springs, Sonoma and San Luis Obispo Film Festivals to name a few. Monarch created a weekly video travel series with Twitter called “Wolf It Down” that chronicled his life and travels, and he just wrapped shooting Season 3 of “The Extra Mile” for the Food Network.

Tyler has authored multiple best-selling books, satisfying the appetites of hundreds of thousands of fans and readers.  Most recently those titled include: Family, Friends and Weekends Vol. 1 – Vol, 4 (Chatbooks), Tyler Florence Test Kitchen (Clarkson Potter), Tyler Florence Fresh (Clarkson Potter), Tyler Makes a Birthday Cake, Tyler Makes Spaghetti & Tyler Makes Pancakes (Harper Collins), Start Fresh; Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating and Family Meal (Rodale). These were in additional to previously released books – Dinner at My Place and Stirring the Pot (Wiley), Tyler’s Ultimate, Eat This Book and Real Kitchen (Clarkson Potter).