Chef Events: Charities, Classes & Demos

Chef Gorji participates in various events throughout the year, from cooking classes, demonstrations, wine dinners, charity events such as Symphony of Chefs and My Possibilities, Chefs for Farmers to others like Travel and Adventure Show, Cooper Nutrition Clinic, Jimmy’s Food Store and partnering with Whole Foods to name a few.


Gorji Restaurant Gnocchi & Wine Tasting

Artisan Experience Series    Gnocchi & Wine Tasting Gorji Restaurant Wednesday September 12, 2018 6:00 pm Chef Gorji presents Gnocchi three ways with meat & seafood, paired with wines from Italy, Spain and France  Sartori Amarone 2013  (Veneto, Italy) Dominio de Atauta Parada 2014  (Ribera del Duero, Spain) Domaine Jean Paul Balland Grande Cuvee Sancerre 2014  more than 45 yr old vines (Loire, France) $85.00 per person plus tax (We Are a No-Tipping Restaurant) Reservations & Pre-Payment Required Seating is limited, reserve ...

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  • August 28, 2018

Symphony of Chefs Kidlinks Benefit 2018

symphony-chefs-chef-gorji 8th Annual Symphony of Chefs Benefits KidLinks Chef Gorji again joined some of the cities most notable chefs for the 8th Annual Symphony of Chefs benefiting KidLinks February26, 2018 at  Sixty Five Hundred. The intimate evening begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring Rising Star Chefs, followed by a seated 4-course dinner prepared table-side by Featured Dinner Chefs and concludes with a decadent dessert reception by a group of incredible Pastry Chefs. Each course of the evening is paired with wine and/or a specialty cocktail. Additional highlights of the ...

Cooking With My Possibilities

Chef Gorj My Possibilities-"Partnered with Whole Foods last week at My Possibilities cooking with HIPsters (Hugely Important People!) in their catering company they run. They cater from small meetings to large weddings. Good meatballs they made!" Plano Magazine made it possible and took the photos.My Possibilities is the first full day, full year continuing education program in North Texas aimed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the chance at a higher education that helps them discover their purpose.In addition to the catering company they also have an art store 100% run ...

Taste of Elegance Benefits Hendricks Foundation

Chef Gorj Taste of Elegance-“ width= April 24, 2017 I was honored to partner with Whole Foods Market for the Taste of Elegance at Southfork Ranch benefiting the Hendricks Foundation.In a "taste of" format, guests were treated to a line up of fine dining restaurants, ranging from iconic favorites to trendy new hot spots.The foundation helps Students who have overcome adversity, struggled to succeed despite their circumstances, and want to change the direction of their lives.They provide financial access to a college education through multi-year college scholarships, ...

Travel & Adventure Show Dallas Features Chef Gorji’s Cookbook Zing!

travel adventure showChef Gorji Dishes Up Recipes Again at Travel & Adventure Show Dallas’ Chef Gorji, owner and chef of Canary By Gorji Restaurant, Gorji Gourmet Foods® and author of Zing! By Gorji cookbook joined national and local Travel and Adventure show chefs on the Taste of Travel stage held at the Dallas Market Hall, Sunday April 2, 2017. He prepared one of his New Mediterranean Cuisine dishes from his chef cookbook Zing! By Gorji. While attendees were tasting samples of the finished dish, he shared tips from his cookbook, Zing! and techniques that he uses in ...

Honored To Be Considered For Best Chef

Excerpt from Dallas Observer: "The Hardest Food Categories to Decide in This Year's Dallas Observer Best of DallasWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 AT 11:12 A.M. BY BETH RANKINhttp://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/the-hardest-food-categories-to-decide-in-this-years-dallas-observer-best-of-dallas-8715542 Best ChefThere's a serious amount of talent in the Dallas food scene right now, and as we ate our way through the city's top restaurants this summer while working on this list, it got harder and harder to select the best chef. Misti Norris was an obvious ...

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Venison Steak Featured at Fall Cooking Class & Wine Pairing

Chef Gorji Fall Cooking Class Venison Steak Surprise Gorji is excited to present New Zealand Venison steak to the fall cooking class. Guests have loved it when it has been featured in a special prix fixe at Canary By Gorji, his fine dining restaurant in Dallas. They can't believe it is venison. This is not your everyday venison!  Wikipedia says, "venison is widely considered by modern nutritionists to be a very healthy meat...it tends to have a finer texture and is leaner than comparable cuts of beef. It is higher in moisture, similar in protein and lower in calories, cholesterol and...

Chef Gorji & Whole Foods Serve Up Gorji Gourmet Sauces at Chefs For Farmers 2016

“Chef Whole Foods Booth features Chef GorjiChef Gorji and Whole Foods Market teamed up to serve taste treats at Chefs For Farmers 2016 Festival, The Main Event, Sunday, September 25, at Gilleys in Dallas, Texas.Gorji and Whole Foods team served mini bruschetta made with award-winning Gorji Gourmet Pomodoro Sauce, shredded Parmesan and a sprig of basil. A devilish shooter made with Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata Diavolo was also sampled. The culinary festival features more than 60 chefs, 35 farmers and artisans, and 50 wineries, distilleries, and breweries....

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  • September 24, 2016

Chef Gorji Spring Cooking Class & Wine Dinner

“chefWine dinner with Big Pinot Noir wines and "best steak" highlight of the sold out May 23rd spring cooking class. Held every three or four months, this in-demand event was mostly filled up in the first few days after announcing the date. It was a fun-filled evening with Chef Gorji the back-to-back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion revealing the secrets to his award-winning steaks, which the Dallas Observer review called "one of the best in the metroplex."Wine Dinner Menu After the spring cooking techniques class a three course wine dinner was enjoyed by the ...

Pumpkin Pizza Featured At Event With Whole Foods

pumpkin-pizza-chef-gorji Pumpkin Pizza Highlight Of Culinary Event. Whole Foods Market, Addison and Chef Gorji, collaborate to have fun with fall produce featuring pumpkin pizza, in a special event, Pizza, Wine & Fall Produce October 19, 2015 at Gorji's restaurant Canary By Gorji, specializing in his signature new mediterranean cuisine, in Dallas,TX. Gorji's pumpkin pizza sauce recipe shows the versatility of this unique fruit. Pizza sauce is one of his specialties; his line of Gorji Gourmet Foods® Pizza and Pasta Sauces won gold, silver and bronze awards in blind judging at Zest...

Chef Gorji’s Cooking Class Features New Mediterranean Cuisine

chef-gorji-mussels-puttanesca New Mediterranean Cuisine Tips & Techniques at Chef Gorji cooking class. At the sold out September event guests learned the secrets behind dishes from Gorji's award-winning cookbook Zing! in Canary By Gorji's kitchen at the fall cooking class and dinner.The agenda included the underused Persian cucumber, steamed mussels and pomegranate creme sauce. He also filled them in on where he shops for ingredients and tips on how to give your dishes the flavors he is known for.In the Tomato & Persian Cucumber Salad with Bulgarian Feta, the sweet and spicy ...

GO TEXAN Program | Restaurant Round-Up In July

Chef Gorji is celebrating his 8th year with Restaurant Round-Up. He was one of the first Dallas chefs to participate in the GO TEXAN program, the Texas Department of Agriculture's program for restaurant owners and chefs dedicated to serving fresh, local ingredients and pouring great Texas wines.  His line of products, Gorji Gourmet Foods, are designated GO TEXAN as well.Mediterranean With Texas Twists Gorji calls his cuisine New Mediterranean and the interpretations include local Texas ingredients as often as he can. He believes the most Mediterranean philoso...

Artizone Kicks Off Artisan Series At Canary By Gorji

Artisan Experience Series Artizone’s new “Artisan Experience Series” launched with Chef Gorji Appetizers & Wine Evening The premier of Artizone’s “Artisan Experience Series” designed to bring together their local food artisans and their patrons was hosted by Chef Gorji at Canary By Gorji Restaurant, March 16, 2015 with a private Appetizer Tasting & Wine event. Chef Gorji, Artizone's Artisan of The Month Artizone’s Artisan Of The Month, Chef Gorji launched the series with with appetizers made with his award-winning Gorji Gourmet Foods® sauces and served with wine. ...

Cooper Nutrition Expo |Healthy Cooking Event

Dr. Kenneth Cooper and Chef Gorji Cooper Nutrition Expo March is National Nutrition Month and Canary By Gorji restaurant and Gorji Gourmet Foods® participated in Cooper Clinic's Cooper Nutrition Expo, Monday, March 2, 2015. This was Cooper's 8the annual, not-for-profit community event with a mission of sharing healthy foods, recipes, new products and ideas. There was information from Cooper Clinic's Dietitian Nutritionists, specialty booths on weight loss, diabetes, body fat measurements, blood pressure checks, gluten-free information, massages, healthy food vendors and cooking demos.At ...

Chef Gorji Talks 2015 Flavor Trends With Gourmet Retailer Magazine

 The December/January issue of Gourmet Retailer magazine, presents a Q&A with Chef Gorji and other chefs from around the country about what flavor trends they are seeing for 2015.MAGAZINE | SPECIAL REPORT: FLAVOR TRENDSDishing Out FlavorNotable chefs from various areas of the country share what's trending now and how they're planning for the year ahead. They also serve up some advice for gourmet retailers.By Anna Wolfe Flavor Trends 2015 Chef Gorji says he is seeing an increased interest in tart and tangy flavors at his restaurant ...

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