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For the past fifteen years, Chef Tyler Florence(www.tylerflorence.com) has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision to fans around the world.
After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson and Wales
University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as a one of New York Citys finest young stars.
In New York, he honed his culinary skills under the tutelage of some of the city's premier chefs, including Charlie Palmer at Aureole, Marta Pulini at Mad 61 and Rick Laakonen, ultimately moving on to become executive chef at Cafeteria.
As the buzz about the charismatic young chefs food picked up steam, a fresh new television network took notice and the rest, as they say, is history. After 12 plus years as a franchise star of the Food Network, Florence has taken his food and his wit across the globe, finely tuning what is regarded as one of Americas most important culinary voices. He has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, a cooking show for novices, Food 911, his hugely popular recipe rescue show, as well as his signature series, Tylers Ultimate. Florence has also hosted numerous other Food Network shows and specials, including Planet Food, All American Festivals and My Country, My Kitchen. Not to be limited to Food Network, Tyler is a regular guest on the TODAY Show, CNN, The View, The Tonight Show, Oprah, Access Hollywood, Extra, Good Morning America and more.
Tyler recently released two new top-selling cookbooks Stirring The Pot, and Dinner at my Place (Wiley) in addition to his three previous books- Tylers Ultimate, Eat This Book, and Real Kitchen (Clarkson Potter). In 2009, Tyler launched his signature lines of steel-clad cookware and titanium cutlery on Home Shopping Network and at major retailers across the United States, including Dillards and Macys, for whom Tyler is a member of the prestigious Macys Culinary Council.
In July of 2008, Tyler opened his first kitchen retail shop, The Tyler Florence Shop, in Mill Valley, just outside of San Francisco, California. Outposts of The Tyler Florence Shop will also be opening soon at San Francisco International Airport (November 2009) and in Napa (Spring 2010). And in early 2010, Tyler will open his firstsignature restaurants, Wayfare Tavern, in San Franciscos Financial District and El Paseo in Mill Valley. In Spring of 2010, adjacent to The Tyler Florence Shop in Napa, Tyler will also be opening a new restaurant concept, Tyler Florence Rotisserie & Wine.
Tyler lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife Tolan, and has two sons Miles, age 13, Hayden, 2, and a little girl, Dorothy, 1.
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