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EAT NOM

Theodore Massillon

Fresh Meadows, NY

Theo Massillon studied his mother and grandmother make "very" Haitian dishes, and watched the food-themed cable networks. Theo worked at TGI Fridays, where he sampled "remixed" menu dishes the chefs would concoct -- like kid's pizza, Jack Daniel's® strips, and fried shrimp all pressed into a "pizza panini!"

Theo may have been a project manager for the Local No. 3 electricians union, but his friends were well aware of his cooking skills. Their multiple offers to pay him for meal prep turned into a snowballing side hustle, making and delivering 200 to 300 meals a week out of his apartment kitchen.

Theo launched meal delivery service Eat Nom in September 2019, based out of QEDC's Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City. While the pandemic drove a lot of orders, Theo pivoted Eat Nom into a "representative" food media company: "Why do you always see the same five to 10 ethnicities rotated in the food media when there are 210 more recognized by the UN?"

MASSILLON
FAMILY COOKBOOK

THIS IS ONE OF HER FAVORITE MEATBALL RECIPES.

This is a cookbook that me and my wife put together throughout the years, even before we had kids. Because going around, we cook and try different recipes. But you always seem to lose them. 

We wanted to start a legacy that like "Oh, my parents had this cookbook or this favorite recipe." We decided to put them in here so that we have it for years and that our kids could eventually go back to it and see everything that we made or favorite family recipes.

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