Johnny Goric started his training in Lyon at the age of 16 and began introducing Palestinian cuisine at international events while in his 20s. He won the Villeroy & Boch 2010 Culinary World Cup, together with a team of chefs from different ethnic backgrounds in 2010. He belongs to the Chefs for Peace organization, which counts many Israeli and Palestinian chefs among its membership. Chief Goric continues to work as the Executive Chef for the Legacy Hotel Group. His work has been instrumental in the global recognition of Middle Eastern cuisine.