Tyler Florence (born Kevin Tyler Florence  on March 3, 1971) is a chef and television star of several Food Network shows. He graduated from the College of Culinary Arts at the Charleston, South Carolina, campus of Johnson & Wales University in 1991. He was later given an honorary doctorate from the University for his culinary success. He studied under Charlie Palmer, Marta Pulini, and Rick Laakonen. He hosted Food 911 and How to Boil Water, and currently hosts Tyler's Ultimate on the Food Network. He has been widely acclaimed for his abilities by publications including Food and Wine, GQ, Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, and People, as well as by other chefs.
Florence also has been featured on television commercials for the restaurant chain Applebee's. The commercials promote Florence's specially branded and featured menu items.