Akra Meze Festivali JOE BARZA

Joe Barza

Joe Barza is a Member of the French Academy of Cuisine and the Head of the Lebanese Chefs' Union. During a career spanning more than 30 years, Barza has contributed enormously to raising the profile of Middle Eastern cuisine. Between 1995 and 2000, he was recognized by Salon Culinaire with silver and gold medals for seafood, Lebanese cuisine and mezes. He also won the Jury Honorary Award at the European Sandwich Combat in 2003. He ranked 9th and 5th in 2003 and 2005, respectively, in the Pastry World Cup. Additionally, he was recognized with the Championship Award at the 2006 World Championship of Tuna contest, held in Sardinia.