Thomasina Miers is the co-founder of the Mexican food chain Wahaca, the 2015 winner of MasterChef, TV Presenter and writer of 7 cookery books. She speaks on “Sustainability in Business”, “Overcoming Challenges” and also “Leadership”.
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. She then realised that the diversity of the ingredients and the quality of the food caught her attention and back in the UK she was introduced to her now business partner Mark Selby.
After endless talks about food and restaurants and several 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 on to write for Country Life from 2011-2014. She now 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.