Flavors of Anatolia

Culinary Event



Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Boston University Food and Wine Program
SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest.

Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish cuisine accompanied by distinctive wines from Anatolia’s Kavaklidere winery. Chef Didem Hoşgel will share flavorful and enticing dishes that provide a culinary backdrop to the region.

Flavors of Anatolia

Chef de Cuisine, Sofra

Didem Hosgel

Didem Hoşgel was raised in a traditional Turkish family where cooking from scratch and preparing food for family members were cherished practices. After moving to the U.S. from Adana in 2001, Didem came to Boston in 2010 and began working with award-winning chef Ana Sortun at the famed Oleana Restaurant in Cambridge. After four years of training at Oleana, in 2014 Didem became Chef de Cuisine at Sofra Bakery. Didem draws on her intuitive knowledge of Turkish cuisine along with her technical skills to create dishes that fit the exceptional flavor profile unique to Sofra, while also keeping the focus on fresh, local ingredients.


Co-presented with Boston University Food and Wine Program.

Special thanks to Kavaklıdere Winery