Tomme Beevas

Tomme Beevas

Founder/chief strategic officer

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen




After turning his Pimento Jamaican Kitchen into a safe space for protestors during the George Floyd uprising, then into a community food bank in the days following, Tomme Beevas knew the real work would begin when the cameras left. A former Cargill executive who left the corporate world to grow his restaurant beyond the original Food Network reality show-winning location, Beevas speaks the language of organizing. He started by launching Pimento Relief Services, a public benefit corporation providing operational resources to leaders on the front lines of the racial justice movement, and then created the Pimento Foundation. This fall, the Global Summit on Everything Food named him to the top 100 Leaders in the Food Industry.