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I created From My Mama’s Kitchen™ concept to honor my 9 incredible moms who collectively helped me in my life’s journey, and to honor and pay tribute to moms everywhere by bringing “motherly love” to the global center stage by recognizing the significant roles they play in making a positive difference in our daily lives as a teacher, a coach, and a counselor.

Background Information


Like a pot of the famous Louisiana gumbo, my life has been richly flavored over the years by both my personal and professional life’s experiences. 


I believe the best way to know me is through my personal vision and mission statement, which I authored in January 1996.

For Myself: Using my gift of creativity and imagination, I will continue to invent the future by expressing my visions courageously in words and actions. I will always be a professional – honoring integrity, justice, kindness, and will always be humble and have a sense of humor in everything I do.


For My Family: They are my treasure. I will always promote and take the lead in building healthy and loving relationships that allow each of us to become our best selves.


For My Professional Life: I will always create a learning environment that is fair and honest, which can cultivate and inspire others to greatness and success by acting as a catalyst in a shared vision.

For My Community: I am committed to enriching the lives of all who cross my path by sharing my fellowship, and by respecting their very own unique selves. I will always nurture the development of all life forms in harmony with the laws of nature.


I will always live my life with a Universal Balance, with a smile on my face and a twinkle in my eye, peaceful and confident, always living to learn, to love, and to leave a legacy.

In 2001, I left a successful career as the Chief Operating Officer of a major company to pursue a life-long dream of owning my own business. Today, The Reyna Collection® is a premier multi-resource group located in the Dallas Market Center.


In April 2007, after being inspired, and encouraged by my various “moms,” I began a new project – a book titled, “From My Mama’s Kitchen – food for the soul, recipes for living.” Spiritually driven, I finished writing this heart-felt memories and words of wisdom expressed by my 9 moms, whom I have met at different points of my life over the years, in 9 months. I wrote to honor and pay tribute to moms all over the world for their spiritual and inspirational contributions in making a positive difference in the lives of their loved ones, through the various roles of being a teacher, a coach, and a counselor. I used the kitchen as the backdrop because it is and will always be the heart and soul of every home.


In April of 2009, I launched From My Mama's Kitchen Talk Radio (FMMK Talk Radio). This weekly internet radio show serves as a resource center for women and mothers everywhere by bringing inspirational, spiritual, and motivational stories from our special guests of ordinary people especially mothers doing extraordinary things.


I am a member of the Writers’ Guild of Texas, Speakers Co-op of Dallas, and I am also an accomplished amateur ballroom dancer. I have performed with various dance partners for more than 10 years at various ballroom and charity events in Louisiana and Texas. 


I currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

Previous Career: Restaurant Executive – Chief Operation Officer – Miller Properties, Inc. 1983 – 2001

President: Louisiana Restaurant Association Baton Rouge Chapter - 1995 

Chairman: Project Baton Rouge 2020 - A Vision of Opportunity with a World of Possibility - 1997

Chairman: Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Committee - 1998 

Commissioner: Baton Rouge Sister Cities Commission - 2000

Chairman: Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitor Bureau – 2001

Owner: Batik World® – 2002 – 2004, The Reyna Collection® – 2003 - present

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker – From My Mama’s Kitchen – December 2008 – present 

Author: From My Mama’s Kitchen – “food for the soul, recipes for living” – January 2009 

Talk Radio Host – From My Mama’s Kitchen Talk Radio (FMMK Talk Radio) – April 2009 – present 


Thank you for visiting my website.

Have a great day!

Johnny Tan

“From My Mama’s Kitchen”
*Food for the Soul—Recipes for the Living*

Birth Place
Dallas, TX USA
Additional Information

I would like to thank the following organization and individuals for their endorsements of my book. Linda Lisi Juergens, Executive Director of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers; Debora M. Coty, Award-Winning Author of Mom Needs Chocolate; and Susan M. Heim, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family.

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