Published on August 12th, 2018 | by DiamondKesawn0
Inside of Vincent Country with Chef Tommi V.
Tommi is a celebrity chef, caterer, and wife of legendary NFL player, Troy Vincent (who is currently EVP of the NFL’s Football Operations). Recently Troy and Tommi launched Vincent Country, a lifestyle movement created to inspire, uplift, and reflect positive images.
With family at the forefront, Tommi is creating a brand that is sure to leave a lasting legacy. Caring about the community as much as she does about her own children, Tommi is teaching us to unpack our minds and start to create a balance in our lives.
Press Play and hear all her wisdom as she takes me inside of Vincent Country!
Tommi Vincent is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, writer and chef, best known as the matriarch of VINCENT COUNTRY and the wife of Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of NFL Football Operations and former All-Pro NFL cornerback. Tommi has built an exemplary family and diverse career around faith-filled leadership and community development.
With a growing passion for helping others early on, Tommi attended Temple University in Philadelphia for her undergraduate studies in social work. However, the highlight of her academic achievement culminated when she received her degree in Culinary Arts from Stratford University in Baltimore under the guidance of Master Chef Edwin Scholly, former White House Chef servicing three administrations.
Beginning with her Nana Edie’s catering company, over 30 years ago, Tommi developed a genuine desire to use her talents as a way to heal others. By creating thoughtful, soul-stirring recipes with love and intention she is able to manifest an environment that ultimately results in positive change for all those involved – her coveted VINCENT COUNTRY Retreats is a prime example.
Since 2008, Tommi has been the Co-Chair/Administrative Assistant for Love Thy Neighbor Community Development and Opportunity Corporation, where she manages participant and donor databases, develops programming, spearheads fundraisers and writes grants for the non-profit.
Tommi and Troy are proud parents to five amazing children, Desire’, Troy Jr., Taron, Hadassah and Tanner. She currently lives with her family in Virginia.
Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of the NFL Football Operations, began his football career as a first round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 Draft. After 15 seasons playing in the league, he was nominated to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame and inducted into the Hall of Fames for the Philadelphia Eagles, the State of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and Pennsbury High School.
As Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as not only a player, but also as a Player’s Union President and Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. He employs the highest standards to enhance and preserve football and its value to society.
With a platform that touches millions, Troy Vincent is recognized as one of the most powerful influencers. His recognitions include being named one of the Most Influential Minorities in Sports in 2016 by Forbes Magazine, one of Savoy Magazine’s top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2016 and was also listed as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports by Ebony Magazine.
Vincent has long been a promoter of the values of character and leadership. He is the only player in history to have received the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award, NFL Players Association Byron Whizzer White Award, Sporting News #1 Good Guy, and NFL Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award. Vincent also received the National Jefferson Award for Public Service, considered the Nobel Prize for extraordinary public service and making the world a better place to live.
Vincent utilizes this platform for good, helping in philanthropic efforts across the nation. As a national leader and advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault, his commitment to leadership over violence has anchored him as a nationally recognized voice for those who have none or struggle to be heard. As a humanitarian and powerful advocate in the national campaign against domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, Vincent is a servant leader, demonstrated by his visits to shelters, speaking to men’s groups and challenging others to lend their platforms.
His transformational and visionary leadership approach promotes using the game of football to positively impact people’s lives through excellence and service by applying a vision of clarity, consistency and credibility to all aspects of football operations.