Who is Tobias Dorzon? Know about ex-NFL player-turned-chef with Snoop Dogg as client
Tobias Dorzon went from balling in the NFL to cooking sumptuous dishes worldwide.
Of course, only some can boast of performing on the big stage in two elite professions, but Dorzon is undoubtedly one of them. So, join us as we look at the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers stud's thriving culinary career and what makes him so successful.
Who is Tobias Dorzon?
Tobias Dorzon is a former American CFL and NFL player, chef, reality TV personality and restaurateur.
He uses social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to showcase his culinary skills, which has gotten him on the radar of some of America's biggest stars.
Dorzon has a wide range of clients, and he can count basketball players, rappers, NFL studs and movie stars among his clientele. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player has cooked for the likes of DeSean Jackson, Trent Williams, Jameer Nelson, Jeff Green and Jarrett Jack, and a couple of entertainers, like Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and The Game.
Dorzon is a lover of self-improvement, and he hasn't allowed his thriving cooking career to stop him from improving his kitchen basics. Dorzon’s culinary career follows in the footsteps of his father, who owned a West African-styled restaurant, Kendejah, that was located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Dorzon's love for cooking made him abandon his first dream, as he initially thought that he was going to make it as a football player. Well, over a hundred thousand Instagram followers later, it's clear that he didn't make a wrong choice after all.
Is Tobias Dorzon the owner of Huncho House?
Yes, Tobias Dorzon is the owner of Huncho House. Located in the DMV, Huncho House has 46 seats, a ten-top bar and a private chef's table, but its focus is on a much more intimate, multi-course dining experience. It's a multi-course experience that Dorzon previewed to Houstonians last August.
His restaurant offers sumptuous dishes like deluxe deviled eggs topped with jalapeno, bacon jam and fried shrimp. He also welcomes exclusive guests with a helping of Palomas and spicy pineapple margarita. Then there's the crab soup, Zuppa Toscana, pan-seared scallops and oysters Rockefeller, which set the stage for main courses like king salmon, chicken marsala and braised ribs.
Dorzon opened Huncho House with his business partner, James Harden, whom you've probably heard about. The former NBA MVP, perennial all-star and multiple-scoring champ saw the potential in having an exquisite food joint in Houston and agreed to the joint venture with Dorzon.
Working with Harden, Dorzon plans to open a Huncho House in DC and eventually Texas and also open at more locations. It's a challenge he plans on taking head-on while ensuring that people know that his influence on both brands is balanced with expansion.