Tyler Cook

Years of Participation


Tyler Cook has been with the 5th Street Group since 2018 and is currently the executive chef at Church and Union Charleston. From working as a line cook at Church and Union Charlotte to serving as sous chef at Tempest, then to executive chef at Tempest and now assuming his current role as executive chef at Church and Union Charleston. Cook has proven his culinary knowledge and growth as a chef.

Before joining 5th Street Group, Cook began his culinary career at 14 years old working at an exclusive resort in his hometown of Geneva, NY. After getting a taste of working in hospitality and finishing his bachelor's degree in finance at the State University New York at Brockport, he completed a 60-day stage in Quito, Ecuador at Chez Jerome, a French restaurant under chef Jerome Monteillet. He then took his newfound fine dining knowledge to Charlotte, NC in 2018, where he met chef Jamie Lynch of 5th Street Group.

Cook describes his cooking style as rooted in simplicity with touches of creativity in his techniques and sourcing of ingredients. Going beyond the role of a chef, Cook considers himself a storyteller when it comes to sharing his dishes with guests.

When he is not working, Cook enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs whether it is spent hiking or going on long walks around historic Charleston.