Thomasina Miers is the co-founder of the Mexican food chain Wahaca, the 2015 winner of Master Chef, TV presenter and writer of 7 cookery books.
After attending Ballymaloe Cookery School in East Cork for three months and working on a cheese farm in Schull, Tommi ‘s love for Mexican food developed when she opened a cocktail bar for some friends in Mexico itself. The diversity of the ingredients and the quality of the food there had caught her attention and back in UK she was introduced to her now business partner Mark Selby. After endless talks about food and restaurants and several research trips to Mexico, Tommi and Mark have now grown their business from 1 restaurant to 27.
Having written a weekly column for the Times for a few years from 2005 Tommi went onto write Country Life from 2011-2014. She has a happy home in the Saturday Guardian magazine with a weekly column called ‘Weekend Cook’ with accessible, simple yet delicious food. She has also presented several TV programmes for Channel 4 and Channel 5 and has written 7 cookery books.
Tommi’s keynotes explore her personal story and the challenges and lessons she’s learnt along the way. She also covers Sustainability in Business and effective compassionate Leadership, having grown Wahaca from 1 restaurant to 27, and Giving Back through her involvement with The Clink.
Tommi is a passionate business woman, an inspirational, candid and humorous speaker with a motivational message focusing on recognising and capitalising opportunities, surmounting obstacles and never giving up being the key take home messages for her audience. To book Tommi for your next event, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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