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Tyler White

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Culinary Institute


Tyler White is an Alumni of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and has been teaching at the UT Culinary Institute since graduating with his masters in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management in 2010. His industry experience includes working and managing  numerous kitchens in private clubs, hotels, resorts, and restaurants in North Carolina and Tennessee. White serves as the State of Tennessee’s ProStart Lead judge, and serves on multiple educational boards that oversee culinary arts training in the state. White created the food4VOLS program that he created to reduce food waste and food insecurity on UTK campus, and currently teaches multiple culinary classes, oversees the UT Culinary Club, and is the official caterer of the UT Chancellors Tailgate at football games.


M.S. - The University of Tennessee in Retail Hospitality and Tourism 
B.S. - Western Carolina University in Hospitality Management


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