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Meet the Chef - Chef Darvishi

Chef Darvishi has been at the club for approximately seven years. He has also worked at several other first class restaurants, hotels and clubs around the country before moving to Houston, including the Coronado Club , Athletic Club of Columbus, St. Clair Country Club, La Bonne Auberge Restaurant and Opryland Hotel.

Houston Country Club in Houston where he oversees a staff of 58 chefs and culinarians. He is also the apprenticeship Committee chairman for the club’s in-house culinary and pastry apprenticeship program.

Chef Darvishi has a long history of mentoring young apprentices and culinary students and coaching them to successful culinary careers. He was previously the apprenticeship chairman for ACF Columbus Chapter in Columbus, OH where he oversaw one of the best apprenticeship programs in the country.

He was a member of the U.S. Culinary Team at the World Cup Championships in 1990 where he also won two gold medals. He has also received 30 other gold medals at both the national and state levels hot food competitions.

Chef Darvishi was also the team manager for gold medal winning 2012 Culinary Youth Culinary Team USA which represented the United States at the international Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany in October 2012.

He is also the recipient of a myriad of awards including the ACF National "Chef Professionalism" Award, Academy of Chefs “Good taste “ award, and multiple gold medals in the prestigious 2004, 2000, 1992, 1988 (including a perfect score) Culinary Olympics in Germany.

He is a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, James Beard Foundation, American Culinary Federation, American Academy of Chefs and Association of Culinary Professionals. He is a certified executive chef and a certified international culinary judge by the world Association of Chefs Society (Wacs).