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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ZCater provides full-service custom catering for a wide variety of corporate, social, birthday, kosher, anniversary, wedding, bachelor/bachelorette, BBQ, catering on boats and holiday events.
Dedicated to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation, and renowned for imaginative decor, we cater functions both small and large. Whether you are planning a buffet, seated dinner, cocktail party, fundraiser or other special event, our team of chefs and event planners can offer you innovative cuisine that's tailored to your palate, ideal for the season and perfect for the chosen theme of your event in Riverside County. Our wait service sets the standard for professionalism and excellence and our beverage expertise can provide wines and beverages to suit your menu, your taste and your budget. To bring your thematic dreams and aspirations vividly to life, our award-winning decor services can create designs for any and all occasions.
For a truly memorable catered experience, contact us today and have an event planner at ZCater work with you to manage every detail of your next affair.
Riverside County history:
The indigenous peoples of what is now Riverside County are the Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians. When the initial 27 California counties were established in 1850 the area today known as Riverside County was divided between Los Angeles County and San Diego County. In 1853 the eastern part of Los Angeles County was used to create San Bernardino County. Between 1891 and 1893 several proposals, and legislative attempts, were put forth to form new counties in Southern California. These proposals included one for a Pomona County and one for a San Jacinto County. None of the proposals were adopted until a measure to create Riverside County was signed by Governor Henry H. Markham on March 11, 1893.
The new county was created from parts of San Bernardino County and San Diego County. On May 2, 1893, seventy percent of voters approved the formation of Riverside County. Voters chose the city of Riverside as the county seat, also by a large margin. Riverside County was officially formed on May 9, 1893, when the Board of Commissioners filed the final canvas of the votes.
The county's population surpassed one million people in 1980 when the current trend of high population growth as a major real estate destination began in the 1970s.
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