TAP Gastropub Welcomes Chef Tyler Williams
TAP, recognized as “Atlanta’s Best” by Atlanta magazine, proudly welcomes Chef Tyler Williams. I am looking forward to showcasing the best of my expertise at TAP.
The two floors and spacious patio offer a lot of potential to wow Atlanta’s diners…it’s going to be fun, explains Chef Tyler Williams.
His ascent amongst of Atlanta’s culinary elite is a direct reflection of the whole of his culinary experiences, which are as extensive as they are varied – Chef Tyler is just as equally influenced by his first exposures to worldly foods with his Lebanese friends growing up as he was by the collaborative and gutsy approach of his mentor, Graham Elliot, in Chicago or his early experiences working under Thomas Keller at Bouchon.
After graduating from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, Williams returned to the Midwest he worked at Homaru Cantu’s Moto, Graham Elliot, and Gemini Bistro. The culmination of his experiences took wing with his transition to Atlanta, where he was brought on as Anne Quatrano’s Sous Chef at Bacchanalia which soon to led to his appointment as Executive Chef at Abattoir. It was there that he was applauded as Atlanta’s 2012 Rising Star Chef and Eater’s Chef of the Year – an accolade he was awarded for two consecutive years, the second during his time at Woodfire Grill. Following Woodfire, Williams became known for a unique series of pop ups and avant garde dinners throughout Atlanta. More recently, he created Byhand, a neopolitan pizza concept coupled with an organic farm in Lake Burton.
Williams has big plans for the restaurant on the corner of 14th and Peachtree, the third concept of Concentrics Restaurants. Williams’ menu will debut later this Summer. For more information besure to follow TAP on Facebook (@TAP), Instagram (@tapat1180) and Twitter (tapat1180). TAP is located at 1180 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309.