About Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Authentic Jamaican Street food using family recipes and true to form rum cocktails.
As founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme leads the company’s growth strategy to become the top provider of authentic Jamaican food experiences globally. Additionally, Tomme leads Pimento Relief Services and the Pimento Foundation in their support for leaders on the frontlines of economic liberation, social liberation and political liberation.
Prior to launching Pimento, Tomme served as a corporate executive responsible for Cargill’s global community involvement programs, including raising more than $100 million for United Way, and leading volunteer programs across 350 communities on 6 continents. A recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Bill Clinton, Tomme has also lived in Washington, DC, where he managed the same award for President George W. Bush, and held posts at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tomme holds Political Science and Economics undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Bush Fellow, Dara, Founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Wise Ink Creative Publishing, and their daughter, Genesis and son, Derek IV.