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/gor-sha/ verb. an act of friendship and love, offering a mouthful of food by hand. Gorsha is out to demystify Ethiopian food by serving up the best of Ethiopian-inspired cuisine. We’re a fast casual eatery that believes ingredients should be bold and quality should be accessible. We’re here to disrupt the food scene by redefining the Ethiopian palate. So join our community, and spread love the gorsha way.
As a diasporan of Ethiopia, Hiyaw Gebreyohannes’ mission has always been to use food as a vehicle to help demystify misconceptions of Ethiopia. He started his culinary journey in Toronto apprenticing for renowned chefs, before migrating to New York City where he got his feet wet in the restaurant business. For four years he successfully managed a restaurant in Midtown East, where he shifted the all-French menu to African fusion. In 2011, Hiyaw founded Taste of Ethiopia, the first packaged Ethiopian food retail line to break into the national market. Since then, the brand has been sold nationwide by leading retailers including Whole Foods Market, Amazon, and Fresh Direct.
Prior to launching Gorsha, Hiyaw successfully created a niche for modern Ethiopian fare serving high-profile catering clients, including Tyler Perry, Oprah, President Clinton, Google, Goldman Sachs, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Foundation.
Hiyaw’s vision for Gorsha is simple: introduce a new Ethiopian palate disguised with creative and contemporary recipes, using Gorsha as a platform to encourage people to rethink how they define African food.