ZestFest Awards: Gorji Gourmet Wins Golden Chile, Silver, Bronze
ZestFest is one of the largest events in the country that showcases the zestiest products on the market.
2018—Gorji Gourmet Sweeps Zestfest Food Competition Winning Its Fourth Golden Chili Award.
Gorji Gourmet Foods swept the cooking sauce category at the annual Zestfest Fiery Food Challenge in Irving, Texas, January 2018. Puttanesca won the coveted Golden Chili award with Arrabiata Diavolo and Silver and Pomodoro won Bronze.
This is Puttanesca’s second gold award. It also won gold at the Scovie Awards earlier. Puttanesca has also won five silver awards. Three at Zestfest in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and two at the Scovie’s in 2016 and 2017.
Earlier at the Scovie Awards, Dipping Oil/Marinade and Pomegranate Vinaigrette won silver and bronze respectively binging the total to 21 awards for all five Gorji Gourmet sauces.
- Pomodoro:clean tasting and vibrant, but not hot. It is a flavorful base on pizzas, pastas and any recipe using tomato sauce.
- Puttanesca:perfect on any tomato sauce recipe calling for extra “zing”.
- Arrabiata Diavolo:the spiciest. It adds zesty heat to pasta, pizza, seafood, burgers, bloody marys and wherever the devil makes you do it!
- Dipping Oil/Marinade:olive oil that is perfect as a dipping oil or as a marinade for all kinds of meats, fish, poultry and vegetables. Chef Gorji uses this exclusively in his kitchen at Canary By Gorji.
- Pomegranate Vinaigrette: a lively salad dressing made with olive oil. Ideal for salads, as a light sauce for meats of all kinds, or as a marinade.
2017—Arrabiata Diavolo Takes Home Third Golden Chile at ZestFest & Gold at Scovie Awards
Arrabiata Diavolo won the top spot in cooking sauces again winning the coveted Golden Chile Award. It also took home 1st place at the Scovie Awards competition held earlier in the season in Albuquerque, NM. The spiciest, with fresh garlic and basil, cayenne peppers and red pepper flakes is the Arrabiata sauce. It adds zesty heat to pasta and pizza, as well as seafood, burgers and wherever the devil makes you do it!
Puttanesca Sauce again won the Silver Award category at both ZestFest and the Scovies. Puttanesca, with the addition of fresh basil, capers, kalamata olives and a touch of cayenne is perfect to use on any tomato sauce recipe calling for extra “zing”.
Dipping Oil/Marinade Primer and Pomegranate Vinaigrette Join the Winners Table
Dipping Oil & Marinade won Silver at ZestFest and Bronze at Scovie Awards. The olive oil is seasoned with infused herbs, salt and a dash of course ground pepper. Great to dip a crusty piece of warm bread into, or use as a marinade for all kinds of meats.
Pomegranate Vinaigrette won Bronze at ZestFest in the salad dressing category. Pomegranate puree, and balsamic vinegars combine with olive oil for a lively vinaigrette with just a touch of sweetness. Ideal for use in salads, as a light sauce for meats of all kinds, or as a marinade.
2016—Spicy Arrabiata Diavolo Sauce Takes Home Its Second Golden Chile Award at ZestFest in Blind Judging
Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata sauce, has won its second Golden Chile award at ZestFest’s Fiery Food Challenge 2016. Read the full press release at PRNewswire. Gorji’s Gourmet Pasta Sauces’ continue their winning streak with this latest award.
Winning At Home With Gourmet Sauces That Are Restaurant Quality
These sauces were developed by Gorji from recipes he created and cooks with in his kitchen at Canary By Gorji, to help home cooks easily make gourmet tasting dishes without hours of preparation.
The Pomodoro, with just three simple ingredients—tomatoes, garlic and imported olive oil— is clean tasting and vibrant, but not hot. It is a simple, flavorful base on pizzas, pastas and any recipe using tomato sauce. Use Puttanesca, with the addition of fresh basil, capers, kalamata olives and a touch of cayenne on any tomato sauce recipe calling for extra “zing”. The Arrabiata sauce is the spiciest with fresh garlic and basil, cayenne peppers and red pepper flakes. It adds zesty heat to pasta and pizza, as well as seafood, burgers and wherever the devil makes you do it!
Arrabiata Diavolo dishes Chef Gorji makes at the restaurant include appetizers of Texas Chili served over a grilled chilled avocado with yogurt, Penne with Shrimp and a Spinach and Three Cheese Lasagna.
The gourmet pasta sauces are available for sale in the Dallas area at Canary By Gorji restaurant, Whole Foods, Jimmy’s Food Store, Royal Blue and online at Amazon and GorjiGourmet.com
Visit chefgorji.com for more information about Gorji Gourmet Foods.
2016—Gorji Gourmet pasta sauce brand wins again!
The spicy Arrabiata, the zesty Puttanesca and the not spicy Pomodoro pasta sauce swept gold, silver and bronze awards in 2015 & 2016. Especially relevant, all three pasta sauces won in blind taste tests.
Chef Gorji’s Spicy Arrabiata Sauce won Its Second Golden Chile Award at ZestFest spicy food competition in 2016. Joining the Arrabiata Diavolo at the winners’ table taking silver was zesty Puttanesca Sauce. Finally, bronze was awarded to his not spicy Pomodoro Sauce again for the second year.
Devilishly Tasty Arrabiata Diavolo: two Golden Chile Awards and Best New Product 2015.
The latest addition to the Gorji Gourmet Pasta Sauce line, Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo also took silver in Best New Product Cookoff. It competed against products from all around the country at the 2015 ZestFest Fiery Food Challenge. See http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/food-wine/foo….
Award-Winning Gorji Gourmet Puttanesca Sauce 2015
Another win for the lively puttanesca pasta sauce was awarded at a later competition. It also won silver at the 2016 Scovie Awards. As a result, the Puttanesca pasta sauce took home three awards in two years, all in blind judging.
2015—Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo wins Golden Chile in blind judging at ZestFest Fiery Food Challenge
All three Gorji Gourmet brands swept the best pasta sauce category in the Cook-Off .
Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo won silver in the Cook-Off Best New Product 2015
Read more about zestfest at https://zestfest.net/2015-fiery-food-challenge-winners/