Because every event should be planned for perfection…
Perfection begins with the venue in a widely heralded environment like Orlando. This is a perfect setting for the ultimate kosher event. Zayde’s Kosher Catering at the Rosen Plaza Hotel will make sure that every aspect of your event is as special as you wish it to be. As Central and Northern Florida’s premier kosher catering service, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to producing events that leave lasting memories. Our talented culinary team is committed to providing high-end glatt kosher cuisine, onsite and offsite, without compromising on quality and kashrut standards.
The utmost in elegance and sophistication, Zayde’s brings upscale, cutting-edge kosher events to the luxury-minded kosher consumer. From weddings and bar/bat mitzvah packages, to conferences and Jewish holiday programs, our commitment to excellence ensures impeccable professionalism and service.
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Welcome to Zayde’s Kosher Catering, Central Florida’s premier kosher catering service.
Located at one of Orlando’s award-winning meeting, convention, and vacation properties, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Zayde’s Kosher Catering is dedicated to delivering the highest quality kosher catering. Offering onsite catering at all seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts, as well as offsite catering options; our talented culinary team led by Rosen Plaza’s Executive Chef Michael McMullen and Rosen Shingle Creek’s Executive Chef Jorge Oliveira, are committed to providing high-end, internationally-inspired kosher cuisine, all within strict kashrut guidelines. Under the Orthodox Union and Rabbinate of Central and North Florida, Zayde’s state-of-the art kosher culinary center includes separate kitchens for glatt kosher meat, dairy, and pareve, all supervised by a full time on-site mashgiach.
Thanks to its expansive and extremely flexible facilities and many other hospitality options, Zayde’s can adapt to any type of event whether it is a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or a corporate conference. Irrespective of the nature of your event, Zayde’s provides upscale, cutting-edge kosher cuisine as part of its overall commitment to excellence. We are also proud to offer our in-house event planning services; from developing menus to beautiful décor, we will work with you to ensure the highest quality production and flawless event.
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Meet the Chefs
Executive Chef Jorge Oliveira
Wearing two chef hats, Executive Chef Jorge Oliveira oversees Zayde’s Kosher Catering at the Rosen Plaza Hotel while simultaneously managing the restaurant, catering and dining options at Rosen Shingle Creek.
Chef Jorge joined the Rosen family in 1991 and soon assisted in opening the Tamar Inns located at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, proving to Mr. Rosen that although it was early in his career, the 28-year-old was a talented chef. In 1995, Chef Jorge had the opportunity to serve on the pre-opening team at the Omni Rosen Hotel, now known as the Rosen Centre. The Chef is now helping Mr. Rosen to fulfill his grand vision for his latest venture, Zayde’s Kosher Catering. “I have always had a passion for food and I love the challenge,“ says Chef Jorge.
Chef Jorge received his culinary degree from Johnson and Wales. While attending school, Jorge had the opportunity to apprentice at many fine-dining restaurants, focusing on French and Northern Italian cuisine. He began his career with Hilton Hotels in Dallas training under a master chef in one of its large convention centers and ultimately completed the Hilton Hotels management program. Over the next five years, Jorge continued to work for Hilton at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, Trump Marina in Atlantic City and the Palmer House in Chicago.
Executive Chef Michael McMullen
Executive Chef Michael McMullen is the Rosen Plaza Hotel’s culinary chef, as well as the supervisor on-site for Zayde’s catering operation. Chef Michael joined the Rosen team in 2006 after a distinguished career managing kitchens around the country, including the Westin and Hyatt Hotels and the Five Diamond Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
Chef Michael has been with Zayde’s from the inception of Mr. Rosen’s vision; his culinary knowledge was invaluable in the building of Zayde’s three kitchens in 2015. Chef Michael and his culinary team were trained in the specifics and details of kosher practices to ensure the highest kosher standards in the Zayde’s kitchen.
“The Zayde’s team is dedicated to providing the highest quality foods while adhering to the strictest standards of kashrut,” says McMullen. “Cooking is about respect. Whether it is a hot dog or quinoa, whether one is cooking for an adult or a child, food needs to be cooked, seasoned, prepared and presented properly.”
A Taste of Zayde’s’ Cooking Blog
Chipotle Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potato Latkes
With Bourbon-Molasses Drizzle
By Executive Chef, Michael McMullen
This recipe approximately 12 latkes (6 servings).
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All About Kosher
Kosher refers to a set of intricate Jewish religious laws that guide the preparation and eating of foods. It is based on the biblical admonition of “thou shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.” Hence, the prohibition of mixing milk and meat. Kosher food can be divided into three categories: meat, dairy, and pareve. Pareve refers to any foods that are not classified as meat or dairy, and are considered neutral.
What sets Zayde’s apart from other hotels that offer kosher catering is that it does not rely on the koshering of a regular kitchen, which poses a range of problems for kosher certifiers (i.e. separating flatware and dishes). At Zayde’s, the kosher kitchen is a separate facility with three separate state-of-the-art kitchens to be used solely for kosher purposes. Each kitchen contains their own set of dishes, utensils, cookware, and preparation areas to ensure that the meat and dairy are kept completely separate.
Zayde’s Kosher Catering is certified under the Rabbinate of Central and North Florida, in addition to the Orthodox Union. We have a full-time Mashgiach onsite to ensure the highest level of kashrut possible.
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Zayde’s Kosher Catering is proud to offer kosher catering options and full service event planning to ensure that your event is a memorable occasion. Whether you choose Zayde’s at Rosen Plaza Hotel, at one of the other Rosen Hotels & Resorts, or at an offsite location, you are sure to be impressed by our banquet and event staff, led by our master chefs. Our three state-of-the-art kosher kitchens allow us to offer extensive menus, both meat and dairy, to reflect your specific tastes and desires. Our staff works closely with our onsite Mashgiach (kosher supervisor) to ensure the highest kosher standards in the business.
Whether it is a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, gala dinner or conference, our event and catering staff will work with you to personalize menus and customize themes to ensure your event is perfect. Capable of serving from 25 guests up to 800 guests at one time, it is no wonder that we are known for our award-winning staff and service.
Events at Rosen Plaza Hotel
Rosen Plaza Hotel is the leader in Orlando meetings, conventions and events with 800 recently enhanced guest rooms and more than 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space and an unrivaled location on International Drive. Our elegant décor, premium accommodations and impeccable staff add to an already impressive meeting experience.
Location is key when it comes to Orlando meetings, and Rosen Plaza Hotel offers our guests access to the Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge — a direct, covered walkway to the Orange County Convention Center. Meetings of all sizes can be accommodated in Rosen Plaza Hotel’s on-site venues, including our 26,000-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom, 12,500-sq.-ft. Ballroom Foyer and 22 meeting rooms.
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Zayde’s Kosher Catering is the perfect choice for your next kosher Orlando event. From weddings to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, to family dinners and conferences, our experienced staff will make your event an easy and memorable experience. Please let us know how we can assist you.