Tywanda Dupont is the owner of the Miami-based catering company, Ty’s Hometown Cafe & Bistro Food Truck. Her mission is to provide quality, authentic, and flavorful food to her community conveniently and affordably to enhance the quality of her customers’ lives, and to bring joy and comfort to her customers one blissful bite at a time.
Tywanda grew up in Miami in the Overtown neighborhood and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School. She holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Tywanda worked for Jackson Hospital for many years as an Administrator, and at Everglades Correctional Facility as a Mental Health Coordinator.
In addition to working full-time and raising three children, Tywanda started as a self-taught chef who built a successful catering company and became widely known for her “romantic dinners for two”. During this time she had the pleasure of providing baked treats for charitable entities such as The Ronald McDonald House. In 2013, she was granted the opportunity to bake the birthday cake for the late Angela “Big Ange” Raiola. That opportunity opened doors for her to be able to provide baked goods for several different local restaurants throughout South Florida. With a sense of accomplishment, she decided she was ready to elevate her business.
Tywanda’s passion for food is contained within every inch of her plates which marry flavors from her Caribbean and Southern roots. She still resides in Overtown and has a deep love for her community.
Tywanda completed the Food Truck Enterprise Program at Miami Dade College in the fall of 2021 and was chosen as one of the three finalists. She is currently enrolled in the Culinary Apprentice College Credit Certificate program at Miami Dade College, The Circle of Brotherhood.
Her food truck offers a decadent brunch menu featuring her signature strawberry mascarpone French toast, empanadas, and more!
Since winning, she has partnered with B2B Partnership working throughout the community. Her talents have been showcased at the Orange Blossom Classic, Black Pepper Event, Juneteenth In Miami Gardens, South Florida Food Festival, and the Washington Park Heritage Day Community Celebration; all while still giving back to the homeless and her local church, Oasis Love.
With the grand opening of Ty’s Hometown Bistro and Cafe at Brightline Miami Station, she looks forward to continuing her culinary journey by providing quality, authentic, and flavorful food to Brightline riders and her community.
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