Hosted by Toya

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4.9/5(6)
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At the age of ten, I was first introduced to the kitchen by my Caribbean parents and grandparents. From that point on, I have continued to be obsessed with mastering Caribbean techniques, along with sharing my passion for food. Though cooking meals for my family was a daily part of my upbringing, I studied design in school before eventually pursuing a career in fashion as Creative Director for a design publication. However, despite my love for my career, my passion for cooking was revived when I traveled abroad to several parts of Asia and the Caribbean. During my excursions, I was able to observe new farming techniques, taste new spices, and learn methods that I eventually incorporated into my arsenal. Finally, I shifted the focus from fashion into food, which led me to work with James Beard award-winning Chef, Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto & Spoken English, and Chef Mina Stone at Mina's, PS1. Under their tutelage, I refined my natural talents and found a position in the kitchen of a well-known South East Asian Gastropub in Brooklyn. Leveraging my experience and natural talent, I launched Pimento Catering in the summer of 2018. Since then I have hosted private events and supper clubs throughout New York City, and I am eager to host your next event.

What to expect at Toya's place

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WarrenJune 2021
5/5
Venue was beautiful. Immaculate. Toya delightful and attentive. Food was nothing short of spectacular. Highly recommend this event. Our group will be back and bringing friends.
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PetraMay 2021
4.5/5
It was a wonderful meal, prepared with care by Toya and her mother. The presentation was excellent. The room was super clean with extra touches such as fresh flowers on table and extra table decorations.
JenniferMay 2021
5/5
Words aren’t enough to describe our meal & Toya’s delivery between The Caribbean & The East was PERFECTLY MATCHED. One of the BEST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS we’ve experienced. I highly recommend The EATWITH Community to sample Toya’s presentation & ambiance
LindaMay 2021
5/5
10/10. The second you enter Toya's space you feel a sense of warmth, almost as if you've arrived at your own home. You are greeted with booties for your feet, hand sanitizer, and the most delicious smell of home fragrance and food. Toya's home is phenomenal but her food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. My taste buds were having their own little dance party. Every dish was a new adventure into an unknown world of flavors. The first dish, Garden Petite Porridge gave me an instant flashback to my grandmothers porridge in the Dominican Republic, I mean wow, wow, wow. All in all I cannot wait to go back and dine with Toya, the world needs to know about this incredible experience. Thank you Toya for the most amazing brunch!