The South is all about palate. Preparation of the delectable is artistry. These ingredients--inspired creativity, intuitive food interpretation, keen attention to detail, commitment to quality, adroit decisiveness--combine to yield some of Tennessee's most talented, taste-tempting chefs. In our great state, we bow with gratitude to those who conjure masterpieces of culinary magic.
Executive Chef at The Capitol Grille
Executive Chef Tyler Brown runs Capitol Grille, one of Tennesseeís only AAA Four Diamond restaurants. He is responsible for managing kitchen staff, developing menus and overseeing the general direction of the restaurant.
He was named executive chef after serving three years as chef de cuisine for the Capitol Grille, where he was responsible for developing menus for the restaurant, room service and banquets.
During Brownís tenure at Capitol Grille, it has not only earned the Four Diamond designation from the American Automobile Association, but was voted one of Americaís best restaurants by Gourmet magazine (2004). Capitol Grille was also featured on The Food Network and at the James Beard House (2005), where the worldís best restaurants showcase their culinary excellence.
Prior to Capitol Grille, Tyler was an executive chef and partner of his restaurant, Southern Comforts BBQ & Soul in Charlotte, N.C., an upscale comfort food establishment. Prior to founding his own restaurant, he was the executive sous chef at Fearrington House in Chapel Hill, N.C., a five-star and five-diamond Relais & Chateaux property, and a chef de partie at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, S.C., a four-star and four-diamond Relais & Chateaux dining establishment. Recognition by Relais & Chateaux, an international association that endorses the most elite luxury restaurants and hotels, is highly prestigious. Currently, there are only 453 recognized establishments worldwide, all of which must meet rigorous criteria for quality.
Tyler graduated magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales University with an A.A.S. in culinary arts and was introduced to cooking by his mother who is also an accomplished chef.