H3irloom Food Group
The gist: After showcasing their talents at Herb & Soul and Ida B’s Table, David and Tonya Thomas start a new culinary venture for private dinners, events, and takeout.
The food: As a three-time undefeated champ on Food Network’s Chopped and decades of experience, David draws on African cultures and traditions to create dishes like deviled crab soup, jollof risotto, sous-vide jerk lamb, and grilled tilefish. Rumor has it that the team is about to launch a bottled sauce line and is building a farm to further cement its commitment to locally sourced ingredients.
The cost: Private event rates vary and holiday meals range from $135-210.