Owners Suzette and Jeff Tyler

In 2010 Jeff and Suzette Tyler made a life change; they bought a hot dog cart. Since then, business has been growing rapidly. Three months after that first purchase, they bought a second stand.  Naturally more catering came along and Palooza Catering and Events was born. The BunSlinger (our food truck) roamed the streets of Sonoma County, and eventually Palooza Brewery and Gastropub was established in 2014.  Never forgetting the community that helped them, Jeff and Suzette give back to many organizations such as: Light the Night, Project Grad, Kenwood Rotary Club, Canine Companion, The Kenwood Fire Department, and Kenwood schools. When asked about their business, they simply say, “Treat people right, buy good ingredients, and don’t screw up.”

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Jeff Tyler

After 20 years in construction Jeff Tyler decided to reinvent himself. He had a passion for cooking and decided to make some changes in his career.  Jeff started with one hot dog stand in 2010 and within three months was so busy he ordered a second stand, and started catering at the same time.  Although he did go to culinary school, Jeff is really self-taught.  He says, ”Buy good ingredients and don’t screw it up,”  and he doesn’t!