Raised in College Station, Texas, Tyler Lyne grew up stoking the coals of a 20-foot pit and barbecuing for huge outdoor parties. It was at these tailgates where he realized hospitality was in his blood and food was his passion. At 16, he began working in restaurants.
Tyler moved to New York in 2003 where he attended the Culinary Institute of America, where after graduation he became a teaching assistant at Caterina de Medici and met his first mentor, Giovanni Scappin. At 21, he became the youngest person to ever obtain the Certified Executive Chef title from the American Culinary Federation.
He began working under Shea Gallante at CRU Restaurant, where he honed his orchestrated style. He continued to refine his skills at such highly regarded restaurants as Bouley, Momofuku Ko and Ciano before landing his first job as Chef de Cuisine at La Esquina. With this move from fine dining to casual, he met his lifelong teacher and friend Akhtar Nawab, who helped Tyler evolve his cooking technique.
As VP of Culinary, Tyler believes in providing our clients with an unparalleled culinary experience paired with top tier service. Tyler has appeared in Food Network’s Iron Chef America in Battle Pasta with Ciano’s Shea Gallante. He has also been recognized by ZAGAT as one of New York City’s “30 under 30” list of trailblazers under the age of 30 helping to define the next wave of culinary greatness.