I really believe that representation is important. In order for other women to come up in this industry, they have to see other women doing it."
Tiffany Derry, owner of Roots Chicken Shak, Roots Southern Table, Derrywear and Tiffany Derry Concepts, was raised in a culinary-centric family. That introduction to a world of endless culinary combinations sparked something inside of her, and by the age of 15, she was already working in the industry.
Her training and interest in the food world allowed her to travel and broaden her skills. Tiffany gained international notoriety on the seventh season of Bravo’s Top Chef. Her following was so strong that she was invited back to the franchise and earned a spot as a finalist on Top Chef: All-Stars. Now, a veteran of the TV biz, she can be seen as the reoccurring judge on Top Chef Junior on Universal Kids Network.
While the small screen has become a second home, her passion for food and all thing culinary is her primary focus. She sits on the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Advisory Board, as well as the Food Policy Action Board of Directors. Plus, she acts as an ambassador for the Beard Foundation’s food waste initiative and frequently travels to foreign countries as a culinary ambassador to the United States.
Tiffany’s concepts can be found in North Texas. Learn more about Tiffany and her endeavors at www.tiffanyderryconcepts.com.