Tyler Florence Masters of Fire

Renowned Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence will ignite the culinary scene at the 2024 Paso Wine Fest with the debut of his Masters of Fire Experience series. The 2024 Master of Fire Competition will showcase the talents of local chefs who will engage in head-to-head battles, vying for the esteemed local title of Master of Fire. 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.


Attendees will indulge in a world-class 18-hour smoked barbecue prepared by Chef Tyler Florence and his acclaimed restaurant, Miller & Lux, recently named best steakhouse in San Francisco. Competing local chefs will also offer up samples of their delectable barbecue creations.

Competing Chefs

Chef Jeff Wiesinger, Executive Chef /Owner of Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

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, Renowned Chef at The Hatch Rotisserie and Bar

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

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 JUSTIN

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 Vineyards

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.

This barbecue feast is not complete without wine, which Paso Wine Fest has covered. Tickets include all-you-can-eat BBQ, a signed copy of American Grill, and of course incredible Paso Robles wines. Over 10 Paso Robles wineries will be showcasing their best-for-barbecue wines including Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar, Barton Family Estate, Calcareous Vineyard, Caliza Winery, CASS Winery, DAOU Family Estates, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, La Perdignus Wines, McPrice Myers Wines, My Favorite Neighbor, Sextant Wines/Paris Valley Road Estate Winery, Turley Wine Cellars.




Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence Masters of Fire at Paso Wine Fest

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

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.

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