Has over 25 years of culinary experience and has helped raise the profile of the Middle Eastern cuisine.
Known as the rebel chef who revived the Lebanese cuisine that has been stagnant for many years by combining local ingredients in unconventional ways in order to create new trend setting revolutionary dishes that have become his trademarks. Chef Barza has earned award after award in international culinary forums where he has represented his country with pride and honour. In addition to being Founder and Chef Consultant of Joe Barza Culinary Consultancy, he is a member of the Academie Culinaire de France, The President of the Lebanese Chefs Association and on the organizing committee of the Lebanese Salon Culinaire HORECA. The consultant of GET GROUP in Qatar, Hilton in Jordan, as well as many more. Barza has participated in many international events such as, Le Festival de Mougins, Slow Food in Terra Madre, Six Senses in Maldives, Dubai World Hospitality Championship, CIA in California, La Route des Etoiles in Portugal and Sydney International Food Festival. Barza has also traveled across the world working hand by hand with some of the biggest names in Culinary Arts such as Frederic Anton, Gerald Passedat, David Higgs and Guillaume Gomez.
Waldorf Astoria RomeHeinz Beck
Porto, PortugalRicardo Costa
Viena, AustriaJuan Amador
Waldorf Astoria AmsterdamSidney Schutte
Czech RepublicFranco Luise
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