Riviera Caterers, the family-owned fourth-generation catering company supplying leading innovation in the event space across the nation, today revealed they have hired millennial mastermind, Tyler Lyne, to be the executive chef and chief pperating officer, guiding direction in the kitchen, in addition to creating an infrastructure to provide clients optimal innovation in the food space.

“Riviera Caterers has determined Tyler to be the most innovative in the industry. With top competition in the food space, my partner, Bobby Stern and I found him to bring a wealth of knowledge in his ability to bring a Michelin dining experience to the catering and event world. We’re excited to bring him on-board as we continue to be at the forefront of food innovation in the catering industry,” says Andrew Cavitolo, creative director. Riviera’s clients include A-List celebrities, athletes and Fortune500 companies such as Nike, Target, Pepsi and Google.

Tyler’s roll within Riviera Caterers will be to help curate cuisine only seen in the world’s best restaurants. This will be implemented at each of their major event spaces including WTC860—Riviera at The World Trade Center, Spring Studios, and the Oculus (opening late 2016), in addition to many of their other partnered event spaces. He has been based in New York City for the past ten years working in the restaurant industry at sought-out fine dining restaurant scenes. Examples include Bouley and Momofuku Ko and Ciano. He later became the chef de cuisine at La Esquina. Tyler has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and has also been recognized by ZAGAT as one of New York City’s “30 under 30” trailblazers in culinary innovation.

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