Scovie Awards: Gorji Gourmet Wins Gold, Silver, Bronze

  • February 6, 2018

The Scovie Awards recognizes the top savory, spicy and fiery food products in the world.

The awards were named after the Scoville Scale, a measurement of the spicy heat of a chile pepper. It is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions. Hundreds of products are entered and go through rigorous tastings to receive the top honors.

Dave DeWitt, founder of the Scovie Awards said there were 126 total companies entering this year, with entries from 30 states and 8 countries. “Companies from all over the world continue to recognize the Scovie Awards as the most competitive and challenging blind taste-tested event in the world,” DeWitt, said.

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2018—Chef Gorji Takes Home Gold, Silver & Bronze In Blind Judging

2018 Scovie Awards food competition bestowed Gorji Gourmet Foods with gold, silver and bronze awards. Puttanesca won Gold in Pasta Sauces. Dipping Oil & Marinade took Silver in the Cooking Oil division and Pomegranate Vinaigrette brought in a Bronze in the Salad Dressing/Marinade category.

This is Puttanesca’s third Scovie Award. It won silver in 2016 and 2017 and now it has won the top spot in the cooking suce category. Dipping Oil & Marinade won bronze in 2017 and moved up to silver in 2018 and now Pomegranate Vinaigrette has joined the other four Gorji Gourmet Foods at the winners table.

All five Gorji Gourmet sauces have now won a total of 19 awards. Arrabiata has taken home three first place gold awards. It has also won silver for Best New Product 2015 the first year Chef Gorji introduced it. Puttanesca, Pomodoro, Dipping Oil/Marinade and Pomegranate Vinaigrette have all been honored in their respective categories.

gorji-gourmet-foods-arrabiata-diavolo-sauce-chef-gorji-sauces 2017—Arrabiata Diavolo won gold, Puttanesca won silver and Steak Primer Won Bronze


Gorji Gourmet Dipping Oil & Marinade is also known as Steak Primer won in the marinades category for barbecuing. It is pure olive oil that you can cook with. Use it for meats, fish and vegetables. .

2016— Puttanesca Takes Home Silver

Chef Gorji’s Puttanesca gourmet pasta sauce was awarded silver in the prepared food, pasta sauce category.

Scovie Spotlight Features Puttanesca Recipe


See Chef Gorji’s recipe for Grilled Chilled Avocado with Puttanesca Sauce and Poached Shrimp in the Scovie Spotlight where it is featured. The recipe is from Chef’s award-winning Zing! By Gorji Cookbook.


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