Executive Chef Tyler Brown runs Nashville's longest-rated Forbes Travel Guide Five Star and AAA Four Diamond restaurant. 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 Brown’s tenure at Capitol Grille, the restaurant earned the title of "Risng Star" in Esquire Magazine, and was featured as one of Southern Living's Best 100 Southern Restaurants.
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. Additionally, he served as 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.
Relais & Chateaux is an international association that endorses the most elite luxury restaurants and hotels and their recognition is highly prestigious. Currently, there are only 453 recognized establishments worldwide, all of which must meet rigorous criteria for quality.
Not only has Chef Brown been recognized for his exceptional culinary art and commitment to outstanding service, he is also known throughout the community as a forerunner of cultural sustainability. 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.