Chef Gary Khaz
Gary Khaz is a self taught Chef and has been involved in restaurants and catering for over 27 years. In 1981 he purchased P.J. Deli & Grill in an affluent neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on 70th and 3rd Street. Within three years he was known as the caterer for "any event" in New York City - catering to `Wall Street, Socialites, City Officials and Fortune 500 companies'. The restaurant became a well-known hot spot for celebrities and businessmen and women who enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere.
In 1984, at the age of 26, he purchased another restaurant in the Wall Street area called "On Rye". It was also hugely successful.
Even with all this, Gary decided to try some place new so he moved west, with his family, to bring his East Coast `mentality and style' to Southern California. In 1991, he opened Manhattan Deli Bar & Grill which was ranked the number one deli/restaurant in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Within five years he expanded his restaurant to include outside catering.
ZCater, his corporate brand, and Art of the Party, his social brand, have become one of the leading catering operations in Orange County serving to countless repeat clients such as Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, The Irvine Company, BMW, Deloitte, Fluor, and Allergan Pharmaceuticals to name a few.
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Established in 1985, ZCater has become one of Southern California's premier catering and event services. We pride ourselves in outstanding level of service and superb menu selections.
ZCater provides elegant catering services for Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Parties on a Boat, conferences and other very special occasions in Lake Elsinore. The culinary staff of ZCater creates exquisite menu offerings, all with an eye on appealing presentation, creativity and excellent taste. Every detail of your event is attended to by one of ZCater's experienced professional event coordinators. The event coordinators ensure that each step of your event planning is anxiety-free and executed with your satisfaction and your guests' enjoyment in mind. The ultimate goal of ZCater is to make your very special event one that will be remembered by you and your guests.
From your first call to ZCater until the final moments of your event you will see why ZCater is one of Southern California's leading caterers and special event services.
Lake Elsinore history:
Lake Elsinore or LE is a city in western Riverside County, California. As of January 2009 the population was estimated to be 50,267 according to the California Department of Finance. It is the home of the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball club of the California League which plays at the Lake Elsinore Diamond.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.4 km²) of which 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²) of it is land and 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), or 12.82%, is water.
Lake Elsinore, originally Laguna Grande, is the largest natural freshwater lake in Southern California and is situated at the lowest point within the 750 square mile San Jacinto Watershed at the terminus of the San Jacinto River, where its headwaters are found on the western slopes of San Jacinto Peak with its North Fork, and Lake Hemet with its South Fork. Lake levels are healthy at 1,244 feet (above sea level) with a volume of 30,000 acre·ft (37,000 dam³) that often fluctuate, although much has been done recently to prevent the lake from drying up, flooding, or becoming stagnant. At 1,255 feet, the lake would spill into the outflow channel on its northeastern shore, known properly as Temescal Wash, flowing northwest along I-15, which feeds Temescal Creek, which dumps into the Santa Ana River just northwest of the City of Corona. It then flows to Orange County, out to the Pacific Ocean just south of Huntington State Beach.
Lake Elsinore is bordered by the Elsinore Mountains to the west, which are a part of the larger Santa Ana Mountain Range, and receive snowfall a few days each year. Included in the Santa Ana Mountains is the Cleveland National Forest and El Cariso. Lake Elsinore is a part of the Temecula Valley and northern portions are also considered part of Temescal Canyon.