Weekend with Chefs Tyler & Jennifer Lyne

June 10, 2023
Chefs Tyler & Jennifer Lyne

Join us for a weekend with Chefs Tyler & Jennifer Lyne!

  • Four-Course Dinner With Beverage Pairings at Marée
  • Saturday, June 10th
  • 7:00pm Cocktails & Meet the Chef, 7:30pm Dinner
  • $230 per person

To learn more and reserve your spot, call 441-293-1666 or email bda.events@thelorenhotel.com.

After attending the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York, Chefs Tyler & Jennifer Lyne honed their skills in major culinary hubs. Chef Tyler Lyne, starting in Japan, then at such highly regarded restaurants as Restaurant Cru, Bouley, Momofuku Ko, and Ciano before landing his first job as Chef de Cuisine at La Esquina. From there, he became a partner and held the title of Executive Chef at Cloud Catering, Riviera Caterers, Creative Edge Parties, and Neuman’s Kitchen. His clients have included Nasdaq, Facebook, the NFL, and various A-List events for celebrities, fashion houses, and the like. Along the way, he won Iron Chef, beating out Chef Geoffrey Zakarian of Chopped and Iron Chef America. Tyler was recognized by ZAGAT as one of New York City’s “30 Under 30” list of trailblazers helping to define the next wave of culinary greatness.

Meanwhile, Pastry Chef Jennifer Lyne began working in New York City at Bar Boulud, followed by DB Bistro Moderne and, finally, Boulud Sud. After a six-year tenure working for Daniel Boulud’s hospitality empire, Dinex Group, Jennifer brought her background in classical French culinary training to lead the pastry programs at numerous high-profile kitchens in Manhattan, becoming a leader in her field.

After moving to Birmingham, Alabama, to be closer to family during the early days of the Covid pandemic, Tyler and Jennifer launched Tasting TBL, a Friday- and Saturday-night chef’s tasting experience hosted in their home—allowing them unparalleled creativity, a chance to test new concepts, and a way to get to know the local community and their culinary colleagues.

They are currently renovating Historic Rucker Place in Birmingham’s Five Points South, turning the former sprawling wedding venue into a multidimensional restaurant concept that combines a bright pâtisserie and café, chic formal dining room, sophisticated upstairs bar au vins with seating for chef’s tasting menu, and the exclusive top-level members-only space, along with a full-service catering arm and e-commerce meal delivery.  

While the Lynes experiment with new flavors at Tasting TBL and manage the completion of their restaurant, they also serve as Chefs de Cuisine of the in-house restaurant at The John Hand Club & Hotelin the eponymous historic downtown building. And, when the occasion arises, they are delighted to venture out and meet their community as they cater a growing number of events and parties throughout Birmingham.

In addition, Tyler serves as Culinary Director for Bamboo Asia – Far Out Market in San Francisco, and he is also very proud of Jalapa Jar, his fresh line of salsas, which are handmade and jarred in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. And Jennifer offers seasonal treats to order, like her holiday spiced hot chocolate bombs, GOAT chocolate chip cookies, cakes, granola, and more.

To contact the Lynes or to book a reservation at Tasting TBL, visit tastingtbl.com.