10 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Love

10 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Love

Chef Tim Love has made a name for himself with his signature Western cuisine. In addition to appearing on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, Tim has opened the popular Texas restaurants Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, Queenie's Steakhouse and the White Elephant Saloon. Most recently he's starred in CNBC's Restaurant Startup, where he and fellow restaurateur Joe Bastianich choose whether or not to invest in concepts presented to them by aspiring restaurant owners.

While you're probably familiar with Tim's cooking and entrepreneurial style, there are a few things you probably don't know about him. For instance, you might never guess what this superstar chef says he would have been if he hadn't gone the culinary route, or what his go-to weeknight meal is for his family.

Check out the slideshow above to discover 10 things you didn't know about chef Tim Love! Then, take a look inside the chef's kitchen at home, learn his secrets to restaurant success and get a behind-the-scenes look at his show Restaurant Startup.