KLIF Radio Host Jay Maymi Talks With Chef Gorji
Gorji In the KLIF Radio Studio with Jay Maymi
KLIF radio talkshow host Jay Maymi talks with Chef Gorji about his journey from being an Engineer in Scotland to being chef-owner of an acclaimed restaurant in Texas, creator of a gourmet sauce line and author of a “New Mediterranean Cookbook.”They discussed what it takes to leave a successful career as a mechanical engineer and venture out into a new experience in the restaurant and food industry.
Jay Maymi Introduces Gorji Gourmet Sauces To His Radio Show Audience
The engineer turned chef began bottling Gorji Gourmet Foods, an award-winning line of sauces, salad dressings and dips in 2006 in response to demand from his critically acclaimed restaurant’s customers who described them as “Tastes Just
Picked”, which became their slogan.
The winners of 30 awards in blind tasting food competitions. The pasta sauces, salad dressings and dips are the same recipes he has created and cooked with at Gorji Restaurant for the last 18 years. They include Pomodoro, Puttanesca, Arrabiata Diavolo, Dipping Oil & Marinade and Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Spicy Remoulade, Hummus and Caesar Dressing.
They are sold in DFW Whole Foods, Jimmy’s Italian Food Store, Royal Blue Grocery, Gorji restaurant and online at GorjiGourmet.com and Amazon.
Restaurant and Cookbook
The back-to-back champion of the Texas Steak Cook-Off is also the author of the cookbook Zing! By Gorji—New Mediterranean Cuisine. The winner of 5 international and domestic awards features his signature dishes. The top rated 5-table restaurant is known for unconventional policies including being the only restaurant in Dallas to go no-tipping, no turning tables, no TV and no young children.
The restaurant, cookbook and sauces have been featured in local, regional and national magazines and TV including Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Texas Monthly, Fox News, CBS, Gourmet Retailer, Modern Luxury, National Culinary Review, Paper City and others.