With over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry ranging from executive chef to general manager to proprietor, Joe’s passion for the restaurant industry started at an early age. After graduating from Johnson & Wales culinary school, Joe pursued his dream to become an Executive Chef working at top restaurants across the east coast. After over a decade in the kitchen fine-tuning his chef and management skills he decided to pursue front of the house management and quickly rose through the ranks. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Joe saw an opportunity to utilize his passion and skills to build his own catering and in-home chef business. Now, Chef Zazz is excited to bring his passions for hospitality and food into your home. Serving all of New Jersey.
"I believe in fresh quality ingredients plus great cooking technique equals a memorable dining experience. My goal with each dish I create is to put a smile on your face, one meal at a time." - Chef Joseph Zazzarino
Whether you’re throwing a small gathering or a large celebration, let me enhance the memories of your special day with a personal menu designed specifically for your occasion. Tray drop-off, or served in home with myself and my staff. Appetizers, entree's, passed hors d'oeuvres, etc - I will accommodate according to your gathering. Contact me so we can plan your special day together. You book it, I’ll cook it! Serving all of New Jersey.
Bringing a chef’s table dining experience into your home to enjoy with friends and family. I will be your personal chef for the occasion and we will work together to customize a menu for a meal prepared just for you and yours, within your budget. I will accommodate any size party from an intimate meal for 2 to larger parties of 20 or more. Sample sauces and ingredients, and enjoy a cooking demo while your meal is being prepared. Serving all of New Jersey.
"Your daily meals are a sanity saver! I love that I don’t have to menu plan or get groceries for lunch every day. Portions are a decent size too so hubby and I usually split it. Gotta love FREE delivery!
We get a whole weeks worth of lunch meals for the price of what we would spend on one date night out. Price is on point!
Also, love that the meals are freshly made each morning. Restaurant quality, great taste!"
"Joe is our go to chef/caterer for everything from family dinner parties to large events ! He’s so professional and nice!"
"Very accommodating chef! Made my meal with zucchini noodles to fit my low carb needs and it was AMAZING!!! One of the best eggplant Parm I have ever had!!!"
"Your meals are delicious I appreciated them very much it helped me out a lot and having them delivered was so nice too .. I also enjoyed the delicious soup you made me when I wasn’t feeling well it really helped .. Your'e a very talented chef !!"
"I have ordered the baked clams for Thanksgiving, they were delicious. I also had the jalepeno poppers, they were amazing."
"You saved my Covid bachelorette party weekend! Me and my girls LOVED it all! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to hire you again for another gathering "
"You saved me for my Daughters first birthday party, completely last minute! The food was outstanding and I would hire you again in a heartbeat!"
"The first time I had Joseph Zazzarino's food was Mother’s Day. I’m a single mom who truly just wanted a day off from cooking. “He had me at salmon” and now I order from him weekly. He’s friendly and professional with delicious food that he personally delivers to me at my job. He walks through those doors and I immediately want to hide under my desk and eat the meal, haha. Thank you for saving the day one meal at a time!"
"Every meal I've ever ordered was delicious and delivered right to my door. Very convenient and saves so much time during a busy work week. It's something I do every once in a while to treat my family and myself from having to worry about what's for dinner."
Erin Moran Dunn
"I still remember the first order when I saw your menu on the Middletown page! The zucchini boats with shrimp were outstanding! I can’t even list all that we have had, or all the times you delivered trays of food to friends! Always on point, always delicious, and a loyal customer for over a year! Relieving my stress working and caring for deaf and disabled Mom, along with her happy smiles when she sees your containers makes it all a win and super win!!!"
"I first ordered dinners from Joe because I was home recovering from surgery and could not be on my feet. Decided to order dinners for a few nights. Week 1 became week 2 and we are now loyal customers. Delicious meals, delivered DAILY!. Sorry GrubHub and Doordash. LOL"
Kristie Kane Tapolow
"Every time with Chef Joe has been an incredible experience! Chef Joe is very detail oriented and has the right experience to create a very high end dinner party, cater for an employee luncheon of 40, or even to cook for a 75 person backyard bbq. All at a reasonable price. His background and experience make him the perfect person to create your vision. Super flexible and accommodating with regards to menu planning and helping to achieve my vision! I continue to hire him again and again, hands down! It was far better than going to any restaurant! Thank you Chef Joe!"
Located in Monmouth County. Serving all of New Jersey.