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Tyler Florence

About Tyler Florence

For the past 15 years, Chef Tyler Florence ( has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world.


After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as one of New York City’s 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 becoming executive chef at Cafeteria.


As the buzz about the charismatic young chef’s food picked up steam, a fresh new television network took notice; the rest is history. After more than 14 years as a Food Network star, Florence has taken his food and his wit across the globe, finely tuning what is regarded as one of America’s most important culinary voices.


In June 2010, Tyler opened his first signature restaurant, Wayfare Tavern, in San Francisco's Financial District and later opened the historic El Paseo in Mill Valley in fall 2010.

Shows featuring Tyler Florence

Food Court Wars

Food Court Wars

Two teams put on their finest battle aprons, for an earth-shattering clash in the second season of Food Court Wars! With a rent-free year in one of America’s finest malls up- for-grabs, two teams of entrepreneurs will lock horns to see who can produce the most profit and seal their residency in the food court. Regional food is on the menu for the lucky customers who get to chow down on some unique treats, but will they enjoy the exclusive munch? From a chicken wing and pizza concept, to gourmet hot dog carts, there are some fantastic culinary delights on show. With a new conflict in every episode, there is plenty to feast down on once the dust has settled. But who will be crowned victors, when the war is over?

The Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race

The most exciting cooking contest on wheels revs up for a new season in Long Beach, California where eight new team stake off to chase the $50,000 prize. Husbands and wives, best friends and siblings compete in a cross-country lighthouse-to-lighthouse race to make the most profits with their new food trucks. On a limited budget, teams must spend wisely to get ingredients and market their offerings, because the teams with the best profits move on to the next round – while the last one is left behind. Join host TylerFlorence and this season’s crop of aspiring food truck owners for a deliciously exciting Wednesday on the Food Network.

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