I am a professional cook and freelance recipe developer based out of Toronto, Canada. I live with my husband Marco and our springer spaniel, Riker.
Before graduating from Humber College’s Culinary Skills Program in 2010, I interned at Jules Patisserie in Toronto. Once I completed my studies at Humber, I was hired at Jules Patisserie as an Assistant Pastry Chef.
In 2012, I took on the role of Head Pastry Chef for Mabel’s Bakery, a chain of homestyle bakeries in Toronto, Canada.
In 2013 I began an internship in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. In October of that year I had my first recipe published in Canadian Living magazine. Having completed a four month internship developing recipes, my inclusion in the October issue was the ‘icing on the cake’.
Canadian Living’s Cocktail Fridays: Dragon Fruit Martini
“This year, we had a great Test Kitchen intern named Tyler Christian Brown, who we absolutely loved. We loved him so much, in fact, that we had him develop a delicious cocktail for our October issue — and he did a fantastic job. We loved the fresh tropical flavours in this super stylish black and white martini.” – Canadian Living, November 23, 2013
In 2014 the editorial team at National Geographic Traveler asked if they could include my food photography in their June/July 2014 iPad issue. Obviously I was thrilled and agreed to have my photo featured. I took it on my first trip to India, before tucking into a plate of momos at Kunga Restaurant in Darjeeling.
In 2014 I took on the role of Product Developer for DOM International, a seafood company based in Toronto Canada. I develop value-added seafood products for DOM, as well as the house brands of Canada’s major grocery chains. In addition to recipe development, I style and photograph our seafood products for marketing and social media.
Since taking on the Product Developer role at DOM International, I have created several seafood products available for purchase at Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Sobeys, and Metro. From spring 2015 to summer 2016, I developed several items for the label From Our Chefs sold at Loblaws.
In 2020 I developed DOM Poke Singles, sold at Costco and Metro grocers across Canada. In 2021, the success of DOM Poke Singles in Canadian Costco locations warranted an expansion into American Costco.
Contact me for help with recipe development and menu planning.
All the best,
Tyler Christian Brown