It all started as one woman’s personal recipe. It quickly became a local sensation that is now enjoyed nationally.

I had enjoyed a long and successful list of career endeavors.

In early 2009 I turned my craving for this amazing crunchy, healthy breakfast and snack food into a growing Texas based business that I now call Tay’s Gourmet Granola. It all started with a week-long yoga intensive workshop, where I fell in love with a mix of roasted nuts, seeds and grains.

After returning home, I created my own mix of all-natural seeds, nuts, fruits and oats. I began giving this as gifts at Thanksgiving and Christmas. After rave reviews and multiple requests to make more…the idea of creating a business was born. Before I knew it, I was looking into logos, licenses, manufacturing and then began packaging my incredible gourmet mix.


Never in a million years did I imagine that I would mix granola into another career!

I was privileged to have won the title of Miss Texas 1984 and went on to be named a Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and runner up to Miss America 1985. I have been a commercial actress, and a spokesperson for a nationally recognized health club chain, and numerous other clients. I was also a TV host and a self-published author. In addition to managing my company, Tay’s Gourmet, LLC., I am also a RYT Yoga Instructor, teaching Power Vinyasa Yoga and sharing my passion for a happy and whole lifestyle.

How did I get the name Tay’s Gourmet?

Several years ago my niece began calling me Aunt Tay Tay, because Tamara is a big mouthful for a toddler. The name stuck and now most people call me Tay. I also love how powerfully the granola works through the digestive system, especially when eaten regularly.

Power Granola seemed obvious. I also coined the phrase, “ Beyond Granola” because Tay’s Gourmet is more than a granola, and our company does more than sell granola…we support ChildrensHungerFund.org . There is great reward in helping those who are less fortunate!

I have created four All Natural blends so far, Cranberry Nutty Crunch, Blueberry Coconut Crunch, Power Berry and Banana Pecan Crunch. I also plan to expand to more products in the near future. Tay’s is also a Certified Woman Owned Business, WBENC.


Tay’s Gourmet is a proud partner and supporter of Children’s Hunger Fund, and we are honored to deliver hope and feed the hungry by providing a meal to a child in crisis for every bag of Tay’s Gourmet Superfood Granola sold in stores or online.

Feed a Child Today

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission at Tay’s Gourmet is to become the go-to snack and superfood boost in households worldwide, and to provide 50,000 meals annually to children and families in need.


Unlike the majority of granolas out there, we load every bag with superfood ingredients that are nutrient-dense and health-fortifying. No nasty fillers or tons of added sugar. Best of all we mix and roast our ingredients in a unique process that locks in each ingredient’s unique flavor while every bite of our tasty mix will taste like the perfect bite.