About Our Space

Chef's Event Center & Party House

For over 40 years, the Plantation Party House has been hosting weddings & parties for up to 300 people and letting many guests experience events they won't soon forget.  When the opportunity arose for Chef's Catering to acquire the Plantation Party House in Rochester, NY in an effort to better serve it's catering customers, it was a no-brainer!

Acquired in 2022, the Chef's team has been working around the clock to renovate the exterior & interior to bring a wedding & event space unlike any other in Rochester, NY.

Chef's Catering Was Founded In 2012 By Chef Michael D. Zazzaro

Michael D. Zazzaro is an executive chef working in the food service industry for over 20 years. Within these 20 years, Mike has accomplished what many haven't throughout his life-long career in the food industry.

Michael started his career by earning a management degree in the culinary arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent over 4 years focusing on the art of Culinary.

Since 2012, Chef's Catering has expanded greatly, fully equipped with a top-of-the-line food trailer and a mobile food truck to satisfy every client's unique wants and needs. The growth of chefs provides each client with various catering options including, but not limited to, drop off, on-site, full service, and food truck services. Since the expansion of Chef's Catering and the addition of the mobile kitchens, Chef's has expanded its networks, allowing them to travel outside the local Rochester area reaching as far East as Utica, South as Ithaca, and West as Hamburg.

His professionalism shows through as he creates the perfect atmosphere for your event. It doesn't take much more explaining to catch on to the fact that Mike’s on-site catering will provide you with exceptional service that gives you complete peace of mind. As a result, the company has built long-lasting relationships, one client at a time.

The roots of Chef's Catering can easily be traced back to the home kitchen, where Mike has been inspired by his family's traditions to carry out his dreams in the culinary field. Growing up, Mike's Nana was very special and influential, not only in the sense of providing nurturing love one gets from grandparents, but also taught him a tremendous amount of skill in the home kitchen, allowing him to combine that with the professional skill set he was provided with in Culinary school:

Mike is very thankful to those that have given him the experience and knowledge that have contributed to his success at a professional level. It's his love for food and cooking food that will allow Mike to constantly exceed expectations.

The Chef's Catering Team's Focus And Skills Boil Down To Four Key Values:

Passion: He couldn't imagine doing anything other than creating simple, fun dishes that wow the guest.

Integrity: He always pays close attention to detail and is very thorough when planning events and executing.

Character: His strong family values, always going above to keep others happy.

Service: He earned from the best practices.

Chef's Catering is more than willing to create custom menus perfectly designed around your preferences. Their presentation and quality of food are completely unmatched. Their culinary passion and integrity will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Our Services Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Growing staff and team equipped with in-house pastries, cakes, desserts, etc.
  • Bartenders, servers, planning, and event coordinating available.
  • Food truck services.
  • Private chef catering.
  • PWine dinners: we work with local wineries and serve the wines they create.
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