Joe BARZA – Lebanese Pope

Joe Barza: the Lebanese Master chef



  • Lebanese Terroir Culinary Artist
  • Over 30 brands of consultancy, 100 local and international events
  • Head Judge in the show “Top Chef” Middle East

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First of all, Joe Barza, an international Master Celebrity Chef, is world-renowned for his specialization in Lebanese Cuisine. Indeed, with more than 30 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience, Chef Joe proudly positions himself as the Lebanese Terroir Culinary Artist.

Moreover, backed with years of professionalism, dedication, and achievements, Joe Barza introduced in 2009 his brainchild, the “Joe Barza Culinary Consultancy” specializing in food and beverage consultancy, kitchen design, recruiting services, and training activities. Indeed, for Joe Barza, each project is a challenge and a quest to seek new boundaries and to introduce new signature culinary trends. This is why his portfolio is home to over 30 brands of consultancy and endorsement, 100 local and international events participation in 27 countries, and 25 Lebanese Cuisine promotion events in international hotels and culinary establishments.

Strong achievements

In addition to being featured on major international media channels including CNN and The New York Times, Joe Barza won the World Champion title for Tuna in Carlo Forte, Sardinia, and received many international recognitions and awards including but not limited to the “Master Chef” designation in 2010. Also,  he was appointed as a jury member in many international culinary competitions and head judge in the Emmy Award-winning television show “Top Chef” in its Middle Eastern version in 2011.

Furthermore, other major achievements include being selected as regional brand ambassador for Procter & Gamble, NKD Pizza. also appointed as HILTON Brand Ambassador for GCC & Africa regions and PANZANI Brand Ambassador for the Middle East.

Thanks to Joe Barza, the Lebanese Cuisine today competes on an international scale and is ahead of many world-class kitchens when it comes to taste and quality. When photography meets culinary, the results are extraordinary. This is why, Joe Barza, in partnership with renowned photographer Roger Moukarzel, launched in 2016 the online cooking hub for professionals and amateurs: . Yet, it is through perseverance, hard work, attention to detail, implementation of international standards, training, and collective improvement, that Joe Barza’s dreamsare now being achieved.



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