Chef Tyler Curtis of Pilot - Biography

Los Angeles, CA

June 2021

Los Angeles native Chef Tyler Curtis began his professional culinary career with Rising Stars alum Chef Michael Voltaggio at Ink. Voltaggio’s tutelage, along with an affinity for innovative techniques, led Curtis to The NoMad as he helped with its DTLA opening in 2018. There, he showed a knack for large-scale events, leading the kitchen through Vanity Fair’s Academy Awards party in 2019. Later that year, Curtis joined the opening team of The Hoxton, DTLA. As chef de cuisine of Sunday Hospitality Group’s Mediterranean rooftop restaurant and bar, Pilot, his dishes are heavily influenced by the coasts of the Mediterranean. 

During the coronavirus, Curtis and some close industry friends founded FEW for All (named for flour, egg, and water), a nonprofit geared toward members of the L.A. community in need, especially those who worked in hospitality. FEW for All donated almost 10,000 pounds of pasta as part of a partnership with the LA Food Bank.