March 3, 1971 , Greenville, South Carolina
Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina
chefs Charlie Palmer at Aureole, Marta Pulini at Mad 61 and Rick Laakonen.
books and television
He has hosted various Food Network shows, including Food 911, How to Boil Water, Tyler's Ultimate and The Great Food Truck Race. He has also co-founded a line of organic baby food, and opened several restaurants and kitchen supply stores in Northern California. He lives with his wife and children in Mill Valley, California.
Florence at one time considered opening a restaurant in New York City. In 2008, he developed a plan to open Bar Florence, in the Hotel Vertigo in San Francisco, California. In 2009 he opened a small chain of luxury kitchen supply stores in Northern California and developed three new restaurant concepts for the area: Wayfare Tavern in downtown San Francisco (formerly, Rubicon restaurant); Rotisserie & Wine, a fast food restaurant in downtown Napa, California; and with Sammy Hagar, El Paseo in downtown Mill Valley, California, an American tavern featuring ingredients only from Marin County.
Michael Bauer Awards Tyler Florence Three Stars for Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco.