Executive Chef Johnny Duran

Executive Chef Johnny Duran hails from Kailua on the Island of Oahu, Hawai'i. His passion for cooking started when he was young following his father who was always in the kitchen cooking. Duran watched and learned techniques from his father that had been passed down generationally. This inspired him to pursue a career in culinary arts.

Starting in Seattle, Duran has worked his way through the culinary world with some of the finest culinary mentors on the West Coast. In 2003, Duran moved to San Diego when he was given the opportunity by Chef mentor Kevin Davis to be Executive Sous Chef at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. Since then, he has had the pleasure of working with Chef mentors Ryan Johnston of Whisknladle Hospitality, Chef Jeff Jackson of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Chef Mark Kropczynski at the US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

As Executive Chef of insideOUT, Duran dedicates a simple and elevated approach to dining where the quality and freshness of the ingredients speak for themselves. His seasonal menu is crafted to reflect the fresh bounty Southern California offers using local purveyors.

General Manager Tylor Turnblom

Tylor Turnblom has been working at insideOUT for nearly three years. Having over a decade of restaurant management experience, Tylor became General Manager in late 2022.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Tylor moved to San Diego in 2018. During his numerous trips to the city, he became fond of the amazing community and of course, its climate. He recognized the strong knit LGBTQ+ community of Hillcrest and the greater San Diego area and wanted to be part of it.

Prior to insideOUT, Tylor managed multiple restaurants in Park City and Salt Lake City including the Salt Lake Brewing Company. During his first couple of years in San Diego, Tylor managed The Fish Market and the Top of the Market in the Embarcadero area of downtown.

Tylor enjoys traveling, hosting dinners and attending a variety of music festivals that San Diego offers. He strives to create an elevated experience for each of insideOUT's guests and promotes an inclusive atmosphere for our family of staff.