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 Online Series Launches with Oklahoma Chefs Teaching Gourmet Cooking at Home

Episodes show how to cook one dish, two ways

 OKLAHOMA CITY – June 22, 2020 –

TULSA, Okla. – June 22, 2020 – With home cooking playing an increasingly central role in day-to-day life, Oklahoma Natural Gas is debuting a new four-part online cooking series, Good vs. Gourmet, to inspire customers in their own kitchens and highlight local chefs.

Good vs. Gourmet, which filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcases four Oklahoma chefs as they cook one dish, two different ways: good and gourmet. In each episode, chefs will demonstrate the creation of a dish using a simplified version of a recipe and an alternative more gourmet, restaurant-style version. At the end of each episode, both versions will be pitted against each other in a final side-by-side comparison.

The series was produced as part of the Oklahoma Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Program, which promotes rebates to homeowners, builders and contractors who purchase and install energy-efficient natural gas appliances and equipment. For example, homeowners could receive $100 for purchasing a natural gas range. The trailer can be viewed here.

The first episode features Tulsa Chef Justin Thompson, proprietor of the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group, co-owner of Farrell Family Bakery and author of “Trial & Error: Recipes and Lessons Learned by a Chef & Restaurateur.”

“I really enjoyed filming my episode, and Good vs. Gourmet is more timely now than ever as many people are trying their hand at new and creative recipes,” said Chef Justin. “On the show, I share how I cook pan- and reverse-seared rib eye steaks. My purpose in all the food I make is not outshine people’s experience but to enhance it.”

Other Good vs. Gourmet episodes feature:

  • Tiffany Tisdale-Braxton, owner of Tisdale23 Catering and Event Planning in Tulsa and author of “Work Moms Guide to Surviving Weeknight Meals.”
  • Kurt Fleischfresser, director of operations at Vast in Oklahoma City, owner of The Hutch and cofounder of restaurant group Western Concepts.
  • Melissa Aust, executive chef at Stella Modern Italian Cuisine in Oklahoma City.

“Good vs. Gourmet gives me and other local chefs a platform to share what we’re passionate about,” said Chef Tiffany. “Cooking is my way to express my love to others, and now I’m able to share that with viewers through my shrimp and grits on the show.”

To watch all four episodes, view chef recipes, meet the chefs and learn more about cooking with natural gas, visit www.GoodvsGourmet.com.

About Oklahoma Natural Gas

Oklahoma Natural Gas provides safe, clean and reliable natural gas to serve more than 877,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oklahoma. We are the largest natural gas distributor in the state, in terms of customers.

We are a division of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS), a stand-alone, 100 percent regulated, publicly traded natural gas utility that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OGS.” ONE Gas is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index, and is one of the largest natural gas utilities in the United States.

For more information, visit the websites at oklahomanaturalgas.com or onegas.com.

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