Chef Terence Tomlin
Executive Chef to the Tastemakers
Chef Terence Tomlin is bringing years of experience to the Tastemaker Tent as he serves as Executive Chef to the Tastemakers. Born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Chef Tomlin came to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area in 2001. Prior to his relocation, Tomlin began his cooking career in 1989 working at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, Metropolitan, Tavern on the Green, Shark Bar and other reputable New York tri-state restaurants.
After moving to the Washington, D.C. Area, Tomlin worked for the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, where he met and trained under Executive Chef Matthew Morrison, who continues to work with Tomlin to this day. Tomlin took a short hiatus from his cooking career to focus on family, but returned to open his own restaurant. Although the doors of his restaurant were closed due to a reclassification of the building, Tomlin kept his passion alive and continued his upscale dining experience at Brian Voltaggio’s Range, the Marriott and by assisting the launching of a local creole restaurant and others through consultation.
Tomlin opened TerenceTomlin Upscale Dining Experience in 2014, and has been instrumental in various high profile personal catering events from Farm to Table and high end 8 course meals promoted though Bookalokal.”Hey Baby” Vegetable Ice Cream was also launched which aims to educate consumers on the value and flexibility of cooking with vegetables.