DIDN'T TAKE TOMMY LONG TO START FOOD COMPANY
It’s not far from the truth to say that any time Tommy Williams wasn’t on the baseball field, he was thinking about food. But because you can’t get a scholarship to college by cooking barbecue, the 23-yearold Austinite held off on starting his own food company until after he graduated last year from Concordia University. He started developing a line of salsas (roja, fire-roasted corn and black bean, pineapple de arbol and roasted ancho chile, $4.99 for 16 ounces) last summer, launched Tommy’s Foods in April and within just a few months was selling his products in nearly every Whole Foods in Texas. This summer, he’s added spice rubs ($7.99 for 10.9 ounces) in four flavors: Southwest, coffee, Mediterranean and an all-purpose flavor called the Mix. Next up: peach salsa and white and blue corn chips. www.tommysfoods.com.
Concordia University grad Tommy Williams has a line of spice mixes. The 23-year-old
also has a line of salsas.