Thomasina Jean Miers
February 1976 (age 43)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
|Education||St Paul's Girls' School|
|Alma mater||Ballymaloe Cookery School|
|Occupation||cook, writer and television presenter|
|Known for||Founder of Wahaca|
|Parent(s)||Probyn and Niki Miers|
Thomasina Jean "Tommi" Miers, OBE (born February 1976) is an English cook, writer and television presenter. She is the co-founder of the Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants.
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Wahaca is a UK restaurant group selling Mexican-style street food, co-founded by Thomasina Miers, with 27 branches in the United Kingdom.
Thomasina Jean "Tommi" Miers was born in February 1976in Cheltenham, the daughter of Probyn, a joiner and furniture maker, formerly a management consultant and Niki Miers, of Guiting Power, Cheltenham.
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She studied at St Paul's Girls' School and Ballymaloe Cookery School and worked as a freelance cook and writer, with influences from time spent in Mexico.
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In 2005, Miers won the BBC TV cookery competition MasterChef , "impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her bold and, at times, eccentric cooking style".
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Miers co-founded Wahaca, which became a chain of Mexican "street food" restaurants, alongside Mark Selby in 2006.The company opened its first restaurant in London's Covent Garden in August 2007 and in October 2008 a second opened at Westfield London. In 2011, Wahaca launched their first mobile street kitchen, selling Mexican street food on the streets of London. As of December 2017, Wahaca had 25 branches.
Miers is married to Mark Williams, a fund manager at Liontrustand they have three daughters.
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| BBC Masterchef champion|