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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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What Our Customers Say

“We can’t thank you enough! Our wedding day was a dream; from the delicious food to the beautiful décor. Our guests are still raving about it!”

“We were thrilled. They (the Zayde’s staff) were very sensitive to our needs and everything was clearly labeled. They even had a supervising Rabbi on site. We wouldn’t have been able to go there if they didn’t.” – Dr. M. Bernstein

“From the delectable Shabbat Kiddush to the beautiful dinner party, Chefs Jorge and Michael outdid themselves. We’ve already booked son number two’s Bar Mitzvah.”

About Us

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.


Harris Rosen is the President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts and brainchild of Zayde’s Kosher Catering. Rosen is the epitome of an American success story. Raised in modest Jewish home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, he learned the importance of tradition and heritage. It is these memories that are etched into every aspect of Rosen Hotels & Resorts which made Zayde’s a natural addition. Named after Mr. Rosen’s grandfather (his Zayde), Samuel Rosenhaus, who immigrated to the US from Austria-Hungry in 1911, Zayde’s is about connecting to “our Bubbies and Zaydes who served as a link to our rich past and what better way to celebrate their lives than through good kosher food,” says Mr. Rosen. “I couldn’t be more proud of Zayde’s Kosher Catering and what a wonderful way for our community to celebrate its heritage.”

Learn more about Mr. Rosen’s personal story and exemplary life-long career.


Rosen Hotels & Resorts has become one of the most respected names in the hospitality industry, boasting seven quality properties in the Orlando destination market. Each hotel has excellent accommodations, facilities, catering, dining, and recreational amenities; totaling more than 6,300 rooms and suites in the hub of Orlando’s famous theme parks.

Zayde’s Kosher Catering is located on the property of the Rosen Plaza Hotel, one of the seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts. It is one of Orlando’s finest meeting, convention, and vacation hotels and the only Orlando hotel to offer in-house kosher catering services. The Rosen Plaza Hotel provides the perfect event setting with its impressive meeting and function spaces, exceptional in-house staff, and grand accommodations. Conveniently located adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center and only minutes away from Orlando’s world-famous attractions, Zayde’s at the Rosen Plaza Hotel is the ultimate choice for your next kosher event.

Although based at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Zayde’s offers catering services at all seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts properties, in addition to off-site catering throughout Central Florida.
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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).

Bon Appétit!

Salmon


Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. salmon filet
  • 2 tsp. chipotle paste
  • Juice of ½ a fresh lime
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Season fish with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Combine lime juice and chipotle paste and spread evenly over salmon filet.
  • Cook in a hot smoker until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Set aside.

Latkes


Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. grated sweet potato
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp. chopped scallion
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. matzo meal
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions:

  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry 1 ½ – 2 oz. portions in oil. Cook 2-3 minute then turn over. Continue cooking until golden brown.
  • Remove to a paper towel when done.

Bourbon-Molasses Drizzle


Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. corn syrup
  • 2 oz. molasses
  • 2 tbsp. high quality bourbon
  • 4 oz. orange marmalade

Directions:

  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • In a saucepan, bring to a simmer and set aside.

To Assemble:

  • Place the latke on a warm serving platter.
  • Break apart the salmon into small pieces and place on top of the latke.
  • With a teaspoon, drizzle the bourbon-molasses sauce over it.
  • Garnish with a fresh herb sprig.


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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Events

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.

Celebrate your wedding with Zayde’s Kosher Catering!

The perfect choice for every couple, our beautiful event spaces combined with our delectable cuisine will make your dream wedding a reality. We offer stunning outdoor and indoor spaces to host your chupa, and for the reception there are a number of exquisite ballroom options that can be decorated to reflect your desired theme and style. We also offer a room for the kabbalat panim. Our staff is well-versed in the Jewish cultures and traditions, to ensure that every detail is perfect for your special day.

When you celebrate your wedding with Zayde’s, you can enjoy the following package inclusions:

  • A convenient location in the heart of Orlando’s attractions and entertainment district
  • Extensive menu options customized to your taste
  • Flexible event spaces
  • Dedicated Catering Manager
  • Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, prior to Wedding Reception
  • Open bar
  • Guestrooms offered at special rates for your guests
  • Complimentary accommodations for your wedding night
  • Complimentary self parking for your guests

To start planning your dream wedding with Zayde’s, please call 407.996.0250 or email [email protected]

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A Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration with Zayde’s Kosher Catering in Orlando is the ultimate dream for a child reaching a major milestone in their life!

At Zayde’s we realize just how important a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is to you, your family and friends, not to mention the young lady or man. That’s why we are committed to produce an event to be remembered forever. Our catering and event staff will work with you to create a flawless event, from menu customization to theme ideas, your event will be personalized to suit your particular style and taste.

Whether you choose Rosen Plaza Hotel or one of the other Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Zayde’s can cater a stand-alone event or an entire Shabbat Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration, including a Kiddush after morning prayers and the Shabbat meal. Our staff will help you customize your menus for both adults, teens, and children, so that all your guests will enjoy delicious cuisine.

Spend Shabbat with Zayde’s and Rosen Hotels & Resorts® and choose from a number of different event spaces to suit your every need. We offer function areas for prayer services, Shabbat dinner and lunch, as well as a grand ballroom for a party to remember. Our attentive staff can arrange overnight accommodation for your entire party, with beautifully outfitted guestrooms and great hotel amenities.

We can even help you plan a grand trip for the Bat / Bar Mitzvah party to nearby attractions. After all, what would the celebration be like without such an experience?
When you celebrate your Bar or Bat Mitzvah with Zayde’s, you can enjoy the following package inclusions:

  • A convenient location in the heart of Orlando’s attractions and entertainment district
  • Extensive menu options customized to your taste
  • Flexible event spaces
  • Dedicated Catering Manager
  • Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, prior to Bar/Bat Mitzvah party
  • Guestrooms offered at special rates for your guests
  • Complimentary self parking for your guests

To start planning your celebration with Zayde’s, please call 407.996.0250 or email [email protected].


Contact Us

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.

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