Professional History

I am a professional cook and 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 the internship, I was hired at Jules Patisserie as an Assistant Pastry Chef.

In 2012, I took on the role of Head Pastry Chef at Mabel’s Bakery, a homestyle bakery chain in Toronto, Canada.

In 2013 I embarked on another internship, this time in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. In October of that year I had my first recipe published by Canadian Living magazine. After completed a four month internship developing recipes, my inclusion in the October issue was ‘icing on the cake’!

Canadian Living’s Cocktail Fridays: Dragon Fruit Martini by Tyler Christian Brown

“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.

NG Corrected Shot

In 2014 I accepted 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 our products for marketing and social media.

Smoked Salmon Canapes

Since taking on the Product Developer role at DOM International, I have created several products available for purchase at CostcoShoppers Drug MartLoblawsSobeys, and Metro. From spring 2015 to summer 2016, I developed items for the From Our Chefs label at Loblaws.

 

In 2020 I developed DOM Poke Singles, sold at Costco and Metro grocers across Canada. The success of DOM Poke Singles in Canada led to an expansion into American Costco locations in 2021.

I’ve been in this industry for 10 years and I am just as passionate as I was on the first day of culinary school.

Tyler Christian Brown

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