Olrie Roberts, Owner and Chef of ZaZ Restaurant was born and raised in Grenada, West Indies. His love for cooking was inspired by his mother and grandmother who baked and cooked various traditional Caribbean cuisines throughout his childhood. To this day, he continues to be inspired by their passion for cooking.
After moving to Boston, Massachusetts in 1999, he worked as a welder for 10 years. When attending events, friends would ask him to prepare various dishes, which eventually led to his exposure in the catering field; this sparked his love for cooking. He decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA. In 2008, Chef Olrie traveled to Spain for 6 months for his internship where he perfected his art of making homemade pasta. After returning home, he graduated in 2010 with honors.
Chef Olrie worked at Granite Links Country Club in Quincy, MA as a Lead Chef. He then started his own catering company, "Essence". Not long after, ZaZ Restaurant was opened in 2011 in Hyde Park, MA. The name ZaZ is influenced by his two children, Zariah and Zalin. Many of his menu selections are named after them as well as his youngest son, Kaleb. At his restaurant, he offers a variety of fresh and healthy menu
CHEF OLRIE ROBERTS
Owner and Head Chef
options fused with a Caribbean and Asian flare. Chef Olrie's philosophy is, "We offer fresh food, NOT fast food!". His popular well-seasoned jerk chicken and tasty Thai basil fried rice are among the favorites. ZaZ Restaurant offers take out, dine-in and catering options.
Chef Olrie continues to deliver exceptional food week after week that keeps his regular patrons coming back and encourages others to check out ZaZ. He is always trying new fusion cuisines and perfecting those he already creates, pushing himself to grow his brand and offer more with each menu.
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The food is delicious 😋 worth the wait!
I went there yesterday, that was my third time and it won’t be my last. I love this place. They have the best food and the options are endless. If you ever go there ask for the Mango and peach smoothie, it’s the best!!!
The jerk burger is the best burger in Boston and this isn't even a burger place.
Until last night I had never eaten anything from Zaz. I had been hearing great things about the food but just hadn't tried it. We used the catering for the school dance and it was a huge hit! The chaperones and children alike were raving about the food. I really enjoyed the whole experience - the staff, chef and catering manager were awesome!
I will definitely be returning.
I recently had a birthday party for my son and due to my busy schedule I decided to have the food catered. The food was Amazing! There is something magical about the excellent service that I received from the owner. He took the time to answered my questions and go the extra mile to make sure my order was Right!
I definitely recommend Zaz catering. 😉
I visited ZAZ for lunch yesterday, buoyed by the many great reviews I had read (and more importantly the photos) I've seen on social media. I was not disappointed! The food was amazing...I ordered the Thai Fried Rice special-of-the day (at the suggestion of our server) and was blown away by how well balanced and authentic the flavors were. The quality and freshness were definitely on point! The fact that beer and wine are served is a huge plus! The staff was friendly and attentive. I'm proud to see this business here on River Street in Hyde Park. Keep up the fantastic work!!!
I love ZAZ. The food is awesome & fresh. Chef O and his staff are great. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and has a great feel to it. Prices are comparable to eating at any great restaurant takeout.
It's a must try and you will be returning customer.
If you haven't tried this place then you're missing out! The best thing is is that the Chef is passionate about not only his food but also his customer's satisfaction. Wish they had a ZAZ close to where I live. I would be there all the time!!
The food is SO yummy, fresh, flavorful and cooked to order! I had the creole wrap, a side order of Mac & Cheese and two Passion Fruit Mint teas! #supportingBlackBusinesses365days
Love the food here! The chief uses such a unique blend of flavors that excites your tastebuds. My only drawback is the wait time takes longer than expected, but I don't mind because the food is fresh and absolutely delicious!
Great tasting healthy food .A twist on your regular neighborhood restaurant. They bring gourmet flavors every one can enjoy !
People stop what you're and go to ZAZ! Best food I've eaten in a long time. The chef is great, the staff is great and I was blessed by the service!
My boyfriend wanted to take me to lunch and I picked a place based on reviews of a friend. We get to the spot I chose and he says... Let's try ZAZ its right down the street. We walk to Zaz for our first time there and Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The place was clean, vibrant and very inviting. The owner was there to give us a rundown on the menu and help us figure out what to eat. I ordered the Zalins Jerk Salmon Wrap and it was one of the BEST wraps I've ever had. I was surprised by the flavors inside the wrap like thick pieces of salmon, sweet plantain, fresh Pineapple, baby spinach and even raisins! The flavors and fresh ingredients worked seamlessly together! We enjoyed our meals and for our first time, it was memorable. We will be back!!!! Sooooo gooooood!
It is a "Hidden Gem" in Hyde Park. The food is really delicious. The staff is so friendly; they make you feel so welcome. I know I will be back again. If you have not tried this restaurant, I highly recommend that you do do. Marina
I used ZAZ catering for my special work event in June. The food was season appropriate, fresh and there was an awesome variety provided for me to choose from. Everyone was delighted and raved about the spread. The staff were timely and professional and for an estimation of 60 people it was affordable. Thank you ZAZ! ; )
First time going to this restaurant and I must say the service level was fantastic !!! I'm a very picky eater and the chef took his time to explain things to me and the food was phenomenal !!!! I will definitely come back and recommend it to others !!! ( I CHEF WAS TERRIFIC !! )
The food was delicious. The staff was great and friendly. I see why people are raving about it.
Definitely will return and recommend.