Tulsa Community Welcomes Israeli Chefs

Warm up your taste buds, the Tulsa community is just days away from welcoming two Israeli chefs bringing with them a week of culinary delights.

Chef Rotem Tsarfati and Chef Gil Green will visit from July 9-18, as guests of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, sharing their talents with members of our Jewish community and beyond, from children to seniors.

Chef Rotem is the chef and owner of Zigel Kosher Steakhouse in the Golan Heights. He studied the Art of Cooking, Kitchen Management at Rimonim Culinary College in Tiberias.

Chef Gil is the director of food and beverage services at Hotel Nof Ginosar by the Sea of Galilee. He studied Cooking at Rupin College, and received training at both the San Francisco Culinary Center and the University of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.

Highlights of the chefs’ Tulsa tour include taking part in Camp Shalom’s Farm to Table Week, teaching campers about the important role fresh fruits and vegetables play in a healthy diet. The kids will enjoy lessons in the Jewish Federation of Tulsa Community Garden and take away tips on how to grow their own garden at home. The chefs will also tour the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (where produce grown in the JFT garden is donated) and will also cook a meal for seniors living at Zarrow Pointe.

In addition, the chefs will offer cooking demos to students at the School of Culinary Arts-OSU Institute of Technology and Platt College. Their visit will culminate in a JCC pool party, July 15, 6-8pm, which will offer a chance to interact with the chefs, watch a demo and enjoy delicious Israeli food. There is no cost for this event. RSVP to (918) 495-1100 or


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