Tyler Wiard

Quick Facts

HometownDenver, CO ProfessionExecutive Chef and Culinary Director, Elway’s Restaurant Group, Denver, CO Culinary EducationHands-on restaurant experienceFavorite Simple Winter RecipeColorado Lamb albondigas Soup

Tyler is the super hyper and energetic Culinary Director for all four of John Elway’s restaurants. He’s been an Executive Chef at four white tablecloth restaurants and has cooked at the James Beard House more times than he can remember. He’s also worked with Michael Mina and Michel Richard. In 2007, he was voted “Top Chef Denver” by 5280 Magazine, and in 2008 was the National Winner of the 19th Annual Taste of Elegance competition. Tyler goes big or doesn’t go at all, and has used that quality to work up the ranks and control some of the best restaurants in Colorado.