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 is dedicated to providing fabulous food and service with style for all your catering needs in Escondido.
We offer full-service catering and party planning. We specialize in Weddings, Social and Corporate Events, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Parties on Boats, and special occasion catering. ZCater is a fully licensed and insured catering company with an impeccable reputation and established clientele. We are also one of the few off-premise caterers licensed for the service of alcoholic beverages. Our experts work with you to create a menu and style that will complement your event and your budget. Finding and choosing a caterer from the many available catering services can be one of the most important aspects in planning your party or event. Fortunately, choosing a caterer doesn't have to be stressful or confusing. ZCater is here to help. We can provide full service event planning. We can provide you with China, Glassware, Place Settings, Skirted Tables, Party Equipment Rentals, Servers, Bartenders, Musicians, Florists and Photographers.
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Escondido (pronounced /ˌɛskənˈdiːdoʊ/ "es-cone-DEE-doe") is a city located in California, just north of the city of San Diego. The name means "hidden" in Spanish—it occupies a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills. Founded in 1888, it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The city has an estimated population of 144,831. The city is known as Eskondiid in Diegueño. A nationwide study in 2005 ranked Escondido #11 out of 25 of the most conservative cities in America.
Escondido is located at 33°7'29" North, 117°4'51" West (33.124794, -117.080850).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 94.5 km² (36.5 mi²). 94.0 km² (36.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.52% water.
The city is growing at a rapid rate with new communities like Hidden Trails appearing at the east end of East Valley Parkway. The city proper is surrounded by several sparsely populated unincorporated communities. These include Jesmond Dene and Hidden Meadows to the north; Felicita Park to the southwest; and Rincon Del Diablo to the southeast. Residents of these communities have Escondido mailing addresses and zip codes, and they are sometimes assigned to Escondido schools, but they cannot participate in city elections.
The city is made up of several neighborhoods:
Downtown Escondido is an area of approximately 460 acres (1.9 km2) extending from the intersection of I-15 and Valley Parkway on the west to Palomar Hospital on the east. The Downtown Retail District is an area of 24 acres (0.10 km2) bounded by Valley Parkway, 2nd Avenue, Maple Street, and Juniper Street.
Old Escondido is bounded by Escondido Boulevard on the west, Chestnut Street on the east, Fifth Avenue on the north, and Thirteenth Avenue on the south. This area is made up of mostly single-family residential housing.