For the first time in 10 years, celebrity chef Tyler Florence is heading back to the restaurant business. With a scheduled opening for Summer of this year, Florence's first signature restaurant will be located at the new Hotel Vertigo (currently the York Hotel) in San Francisco. Florence believes Northern California is a foodie wonderland and is excited to work on the project. He states:

Having recently moved to the Bay Area from New York City, I wake up every day in awe of this true culinary utopia. I look forward to being a part of it, and bringing something very special to the City of San Francisco.

Star of three Food Network shows and People magazine's Sexiest Chef Alive, Florence's last endeavor in the restaurant industry was as executive chef at Manhattan's Cafeteria. I'm curious to see what this chef will cook up, how about you?