Owner and Chef
Having grown up with the rich culinary traditions
of Georgia, a country on the ancient Silk Road,
I developed a strong passion for cooking.
I was born in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, and was raised around my mother’s cooking. The aroma of cooking surrounded us, especially as she cooked such dishes as Chashushuli, a Georgian meat stew. Whenever we had guests, I would help by preparing the dough for Khachapuri, a Georgian cheese bread.
Aside from cooking I am also a singer and have recorded music professionally. I have also sung in Niavi, a local Washington D.C. area Georgian choir.
After moving to the U.S. I often entertained my friends with Georgian food. One day, I prepared some beet and eggplant dishes to introduce myself to a neighbor. The next day he came to me and said, “Your food is so deliciously healthy, yet different and unique, it has to be on the shelves at retail stores.”
Shortly thereafter, a Georgian wine distributor asked me to prepare Georgian appetizers for wine tasting events.
From there, Georgian Feast was born.