318A2002.jpg

OLRIE ROBERTS

OBSESSION EQUALS GREATNESS

Chef Olrie moved to the states in his teen years and began a career in welding in hopes to help his family. After a dedicated decade in the field, he adamantly decided to follow his passion for food.

 

He attended Boston’s Le Cordon Bleu where he interned in Spain and continued to distinguish his flavor profiles.

Opening ZaZ was a leap of faith the community is thankful for today. As a father, his legacy lives daily in the restaurant name. ZaZ is simply an artful twist of his children’s names, Zariah and Zalin.

318A2068.jpg

LEGACY

Since 2011, Chef O has exceeded expectations with flavors that travel continents. With his location in Hyde Park, different walks of life have had the opportunity to experience quality food in ways they may not have before.

 

His unmistakable Caribbean, Latin, and Asian fusion flavors landed him the Boston Main Streets Outstanding Business Award in 2012. 

318A2067.jpg
IMG_9410.JPG.jpg

Present Gifts - Future Surprises

Now in 2021, the Chef has overcome a year-long pandemic and continues to thrive serving others. From continuous take-out hours to meal-prepped orders delivered at any neighbor’s door, ZaZ’s love for people and food stands clear.

With almost 10 years serving his community through ZaZ, Grenada native Olrie Roberts has poured his innate passion for ingredients into dishes generations will come to know. Growing up in Grenada with his grandparents, he was raised on the fundamentals of fresh produce, spices, and seafood. 

This year will be full of surprises and unexpected expectations, but Chef O will continue to grow his legacy serving his community through decadent flavors on homemade platters.