Meet The Team


Tommy Washington

CEO | Celebrity Chef

I'm Tommy Washington and I am a celebrity chef. I hold multiple degrees from culinary school and I have a new tv show coming out soon. I have created several sauces and rubs that you will love. I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I grew to love cooking from the days of my Grandmother teaching me how to cook.

Monica Washington

Chief Operating Officer

Monica uses her extensive business management and organizational skills to keep Tommy's Kitchen moving forward and accomplishing great things on a daily basis. With TV shows, cooking engagements, clothing and shoe lines, and more Monica is never bored!

Shay Dixon


Shay has been in the celebrity space for over 20 years. Shay assists Tommy with all of his activities related being a celebrity chef including TV and radio appearances and speaking engagements. Shay is also an accomplished and award winning dancer with an impressive celebrity resume of his own!

Nayara Winder

Director of Operations | Marketing

Nayara has extensive experience as a social media marketer and influencer. Nayara has an incredible talent in strengthening brand presence online. She hopes to share Tommy’s Kitchen with everyone to help fill their homes with the sweet flavors and amazing apparel found only at Tommy’s Kitchen!

Andrew Winder

Senior Director of Operations | Strategy

Andrew is excited to help elevate Chef Tommy’s brand and help everyone “Taste for Themselves”. Andrew’s background brings a wide scope of experience to this position. A U.S Air Force Veteran and MBA degree holder, Andrew brings a unique perspective into strengthening the operations at Tommy’s Kitchen and help it grow into a global brand.

Paul Sterzinger

Assistant sous chef

Paul L Sterzinger has 20+ years of being a financial advisor and analyst. He has attained the designations of CFP®, CIMA®, CLU®; he also has a Master’s in Business Administration. and an Executive Certificate from Massachusetts's Institute of Technology (MIT) for Investment Management Analysis. His true passion is cooking. Paul has been a "Foodie" for over 40+ years.



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