Chef/Culinary Personality/Restaurateur/Cookbook Author
Twenty-five-year Food Network veteran Tyler Florence has captivated millions of viewers on numerous hit shows, including the Emmy-nominated series Tyler’s Ultimate and The Great Food Truck Race, which marks its 15th season in June 2022. His reach and influence extend well beyond cooking shows, as he has authored 16 cookbooks and built an ever-expanding business across many platforms.
He is a proud graduate of Johnson & Wales University and a two-time James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef West Coast. Florence launched his award-winning flagship restaurant, Wayfare Tavern, over a decade ago. Tyler Florence Fresh, his outpost in San Francisco International Airport, also serves the best of his signature dishes. His new San Francisco restaurant project, Miller & Lux, is a West Coast classic steakhouse, located in the new Chase Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors.
In 2017, Florence created a full-stack production company, Monarch Collective Inc. His debut film, Uncrushable, a documentary about the Northern California wildfires, was the catalyst for the company; since then, he has produced content for television and digital media, launched a successful online cooking class platform, and created advertising/marketing videos for a variety of well-known clients including The Venetian Resort, Red Bull, See’s Candies, Purdue Poultry, and Food Network/Discovery.
An insatiable quest for what’s current and interesting in the food and lifestyle space has always positioned Florence at the forefront of new trends, gaining him a large and engaged social media following. He calls Corte Madera, California, home, where he lives in an 1890s-era Bernard Maybeck home with his wife and children.
You can find Tyler Florence during the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival 2023 at:
James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon
Celebrity Chef Reception
Saturday Grand Tastings