The Lebanese Terroir Culinary Artist

Master Chef Joe Barza has over 25 years of experience and has helped raise the profile of the Middle Eastern Cuisine and Chefs. He is 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 honor. 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, Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton in Jordan, as well as many more. Chef Barza has participated and hosted a number of TV shows and programs.

The Chef took part 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, Sydney International Food Festival and many more…


Chef Joe Barza has traveled across the world working hand by hand with some of the biggest names in Culinary Arts such as Frederic Anton, Gerald Passedat, Mark Veyrat, David Higgs, Guillaume Gomez..




  • Head of Delegation: Bocuse D'Or
  • Head of Delegation: coupe du monde de la patisserie
  • Head Delegation: Bakery world Cup
  • Amongst the 60 top Chefs of the Culinary Institute of America
  • Iron Chefs program on MBC
  • Head Chefs at les 6 eme Jeux de la Francophonie
  • Nominated amongst the top 10 Chefs in The Middle East in Caterer Middle East Power List.
  • Honor Judge at the Salon Culinaire in Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait...
  • Co-host at Emmy Awards winning television show "top chef," Middle East
  • Ambassador of Fairy Product
  • Ambassador and Brand image of NKD Pizza
  • Ambassador and Brand Image for HILTON group