Toya Henry is an influential fashion influencer, businesswoman and mother. She owns successful clothing lines, wig lines and nail salons – as well as being well known as an accomplished clairvoyant medium who has amassed significant wealth through her career.
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Early Life and Education
First-generation West Indian-American Toya Henry is revolutionizing Caribbean cuisine into modern dishes. She trained under chefs Erik Bruner-Yang (Maketto & Broken English) and Mina Stone (Mina’s @ PS1) and further refined her technique through two years of traveling the Caribbean and Southeast Asia for culinary training.
Henry and Ryan met as high schoolers at Randolph Henry High School in Charlotte Court House, Virginia and became active participants in its youth choir, dance team and other auxiliaries for several years.
In 2018 she opened Pimento, a modern private dining experience, in her Brooklyn brownstone. Since then she has worked closely with representatives from both James Beard Foundation and MoMA PS1. Furthermore, she oversees an afro-futuristic kitchen at Michelin-starred Oxalis restaurant; here her menu blends traditional flavors from her childhood with global influences gained through travels and conversations with Uber drivers from all corners of the globe.
Salt-N-Pepa was an immensely popular hip hop group known for releasing several albums during her time, such as Imagination, La Toya Bad Girl From Nashville To You Stop in the Name of Love. She also appeared in several television shows and movies.
Henry launched Pimento in 2018 to broaden the perspective on Caribbean cuisine. Her menu incorporates both traditional flavors from her upbringing with modern influences, and has hosted private events and supper clubs in New York City as well as working at Michelin-starred Oxalis; additionally she is mentored by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Foreign National.
She has become known as an experienced psychic reader who offers readings to celebrities looking for advice, connection and healing – including Christina El Moussa, Iggy Azalea and Giliana Rancic among many others.
Toya lived in Robert Taylor Homes, high-rise buildings that eventually were demolished. Her mother provided an attentive environment where her daughter was protected from neighborhood gangs, drugs, and pathologies.
Henry embarked on an incredible two-year learning adventure throughout Southeast Asia and the Caribbean to study regional flavors, working under such notable chefs as Erik Bruner-Yang (Foreign National) and Mina Stone (Maketto & Broken English). She launched Pimento in 2018 with an aim of modernizing Caribbean cuisine by mixing traditional dishes with contemporary influences. Additionally, Henry hosts supper clubs and private events in New York City.
Toya and Ryan met during Richmond Weddings Summer Show where Toya said yes after several glasses of wine. Their engagement celebration took place at a vineyard in June 2021.
She is a popular TV personality who has appeared on various shows. She boasts an impressive social media following, owns her own fitness brand and even operates an online shop!
Her net worth has been estimated at an estimated $4 million dollars and she has made numerous appearances on television shows such as Tiny and Toya: The Family Hustle, Married to Medicine and Real Housewives of Atlanta.
She has served as both a guest host on The Wendy Williams Show and actor on Braxton Family Values, in addition to actively launching her own line of jewelry. Additionally, she boasts an attractive physique as well as being an incredible singer/actress.