world-renowned chef, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, 26 year Food Network veteran (currently The Great Food Truck Race), co-hosts podcast Two Dudes in a Kitchen
Twenty-six-year Food Network veteran Tyler Florence has captivated millions of viewers on numerous hit shows, including Emmy nominated “Tyler’s Ultimate,” and “The Great Food Truck Race,” heading into its 16th season, among many others. His reach and influence extends well beyond his cooking shows, as he has authored 16 cookbooks (with a new one to be released in Spring 2024) and built an ever-expanding business across many platforms.
He is a proud graduate of Johnson & Wales University ’94, '04 Hon, and a two-time James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef West Coast, Tyler 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 newest San Francisco restaurant, Miller & Lux, is a West Coast classic steakhouse, located in the new Chase Arena, home of the 2022 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.
In 2017, Tyler 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, The Four Seasons, Red Bull, See’s Candies, Purdue Poultry and The Food Network/Discovery.
Tyler’s insatiable quest for what’s current and interesting in the food and lifestyle space has always positioned him 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 1890’s-era Bernard Maybeck home with his wife and children.