Chef Tim Love is known as much for his fun-loving personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine and quick business sense. As chef and owner of beloved Texas restaurants that include Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse and Love Shack, as well as the storied White Elephant Saloon, his inspired and innovative dishes have earned widespread critical and popular acclaim.
Through Love Style Inc., Love’s influence extends beyond the restaurant industry with a growing entrepreneurial footprint in both the event and entertainment spheres. His presence in the food and music festival landscape is prominent and continually growing with involvement at cultural events around the world, from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to Lollapalooza in Brasil and Chicago, as well as holding the title of official chef for Austin City Limits and co-founder of Austin Food & Wine and the recently-announced Chicago Food & Wine (debuting in August 2015). Love’s namesake ventures, including catering company, TLC, not only service the food and music industries, but also reach the entertainment, travel, and political fields.
Love has bolstered Love Style Inc. to solidify positions in new and complementary markets, establishing partnerships with esteemed brands, such as Thomas’ English Muffins and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. His depth of industry knowledge and skill is also shared with entrepreneurs around the country through his role as co-star and mentor on CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” – the popular primetime series in search of the next great culinary talent to award his investment. In all endeavors, culinary and beyond, Tim Love remains steadfast in his philosophy of passion, hospitality, excellence, and an all around good time.