Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence Masters of Fire at Paso Wine Fest


A live fire food and grilling experience that combines the culinary skills of celebrity chef Tyler Florence and local live fire masters alongside some of the best wines from the Paso Robles Wine Country.

  • Fri, May 17, 2024
  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Paso Robles Event Center

Renowned Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence will ignite the culinary scene at the 2024 Paso Wine Fest with the debut of Masters of Fire! Indulge in a world-class 18-hour smoked barbecue prepared by Chef Tyler Florence and his acclaimed restaurant, Miller & Lux, as local chefs go head-to-head for the esteemed local title of Master of Fire.

American Grill, Tyler FlorenceYou will receive an all-you-can-eat barbecue and live-fire cooking experience and a signed copy of Tyler’s new book, American Grill  included with your ticket! Plus, Williams Sonoma is the official tour partner and will offer a meet and greet with Tyler during the event! This live-fire cooking feast is not complete without wine, which Paso Wine Fest has covered with over 10 incredible wineries.

Competing Chefs

The following five esteemed chefs are ready to ignite the grills for an epic live-fire cooking battle!

Chef Jeff Wiesinger, Executive Chef /Owner of Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQJeff Wiesinger
A multi-award-winning chef in local culinary competitions and a beloved restauranteur in downtown Paso Robles, Chef Jeff brings over thirty years of experience, and a passion for food, wine, BBQ, and community, to this event. He is sure to set taste buds ablaze.

Chef Justin Kingsley Hall, Executive Chef /Owner of Kindling Culinary Company
Known for his wood-fired cuisine that captures the essence of Paso Robles, Chef Justin’s innovative approach to cooking over an open flame has earned him widespread acclaim and television appearances on shows like Chopped and Man Fire Food.

Chef Justin Monson, Executive Chef at Oak & Vine at Templeton Justin Monson
Chef Monson brings his culinary finesse honed through catering for media dinners and his tenure at Club 33 at Disneyland. His expertise promises to add a flavorful dimension to the competition.

Chef Saree Musick, Executive Pastry Chef at The Restaurant at JUSTINSaree Musick
Chef Saree’s renowned talent helped forge The Restaurant at JUSTIN’s MICHELIN star status. A native of Kansas, Chef Saree has a love of BBQ matched only by her acclaimed chocolate making. She puts her decades of expertise and craftsmanship to the test as the only woman in the fierce competition.

Chef Spencer Johnston, Estate Executive Chef at DAOU VineyardsSpencer Johnston
Chef Johnston blends homegrown ingredients with Lebanese and Mediterranean influences that reflect the Daou family’s heritage. Drawing upon the various European and Asian cultures that have come to shape California’s Central Coast paired with his focus on open-fire cooking, Chef Johnston is set to dazzle on stage.

Sample the competitors’ creative culinary creations and cast your vote for the winner! The winner will not only receive bragging rights and a cash prize but will also earn the opportunity to compete in the National Master of Fire Finals against champions from other festivals across the country.