Chef Tyler Anderson chats about food & giving back to the community!

Chef Tyler Anderson chats about food, philanthropy & giving back to the community!

Pictured: (Left to Right) Tyler Anderson, nationally renowned chef and restaurant owner, and Renee DiNino, Director of Community Affairs for iHeartMedia

Listen below to Tyler Anderson, nationally renowned chef and restaurant owner talk with Renee DiNino about how he's using his professional chef skills and knowledge to give back to the community.

Chef Tyler along with other 5 other local celebrity chefs are hosting A Gourmet Dinner Event called Eat. Drink. Give to benefit Foodshare, the regional food bank of Hartford. It's being held on August 27th at Grants Restaurant & Bar in West Hartford. More details below!!

Eat. Drink. Give. A Recipe For Ending Hunger

Six-course meal with wine pairings prepared by local celebrity chefs to benefit Foodshare, the regional food bank of Hartford.

When: Monday, August 27th

Where: Grants Restaurant & Bar, 977 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT

Hosted by: 

  • Billy Grant - Grants Restaurant & Bar, Restaurant Bricco, Bricco Trattoria
  • Tyler Anderson - Millwrights, The Cook & Bear, Porron & Pina
  • K.C.Ward - Rooster Company, Flora
  • Prasad Chirnomula - INDIA, International Chef
  • Jeffrey Lizotte - Present Company
  • Nicola Mancini - La Tavola Risotrante

About Chef Tyler Anderson:

Chef Tyler Anderson is a nationally renowned Chef. He has been nominated for The Best Chef Northeast award from The James Beard Foundation for the past five years.  A former TOP CHEF CONTESTANT from Season 15 of Bravo’s hit show, he has also appeared on several Food Network shows and been named Chef of the Year by the Connecticut Restaurant Association in 2014.

In 2012, Chef Tyler opened up Millwright’s Restaurant in Simsbury where he serves up seasonally-inspired cuisine. There he and his talented restaurant team received perfect scoring reviews from The New York TimesConnecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. At The Cook & The Bear Anderson feeds a regular crowd of devotees, commandeering an entire corner of West Hartford’s Blue Back Square. This following is a direct result of his insistence on sourcing the “just right” ingredients for his innovative, fresh-from-the-farm menus.

Now, in the crux of his career, he has made the choice to establish an operation in the heart of Hartford: Porrón&Piña. The Spanish-inspired, tapas-style restaurant is complete with wine room and ham bar, while the restaurant’s sister bar, Bar Piña harkens back to Hartford’s heyday with it’s colonial, parlor-style and signature crafted cocktails. Donut & coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night, Bar Piña welcomes every diner and drink enthusiast any time of day.

Restaurant Porrón and Bar Piña can be found at 1 Haynes Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Online it can be found HERE and on instagram through the handle @porronandpina. They are currently accepting reservations via opentable HERE.  To contact the restaurant directly use 860.904.3101 or 860.904.2101.

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