Tim Hortons Iceplex is excited to announce a new partnership with Chef's Catering, a locally owned and operated catering company. This partnership will bring a new dining experience to the Iceplex with the opening of Chef's Bar & Grill.
Chef's Catering, Rochester's 2023 Community Choice Award winner, has built a reputation for exceptional food and service since its 2011 founding by award-winning chef Mike Zazzaro. Their culinary empire extends beyond catering, with a fleet of popular food trucks (Chef's Mobile Kitchen, Eat Greek, and Sonny's Landing) and the recently renovated Chef's Event Center.
Opening its doors on January 3rd, Chef's Bar & Grill will debut with a diverse menu featuring delicious fare, beer, and wine, perfectly timed for the peak of the hockey season. Beyond immediate offerings, Chef's Bar & Grill promises a dynamic future.
"Chef's Catering is thrilled to join Tim Hortons Iceplex with a fresh vision for the facility's bar & restaurant," says owner Mike Zazzaro. "Expect a vibrant atmosphere, dynamic menus, and catering expertise honed over a decade of full-service catering, food trucks, and the party house. We're bringing the best of Chef's to the hockey and sports community!"
Throughout the remainder of the hockey season, collaborations will occur with customers to refine the menu, building a diverse selection unlike any other sports facility. By the 2024-25 season, plans include a full bar, team catering, and event services.
This collaboration signifies a major step forward for both organizations. Tim Hortons Iceplex strengthens its commitment to providing its 1.5 million annual guests a world-class experience, while Chef's Catering expands its reach and elevates Rochester's culinary scene.
"Mike's legendary expertise and team's innovative spirit are the perfect fit to bring our food and beverage vision to life," says Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. “We look forward to working with them as they develop a food and beverage offering that is unheard of for our industry, and can't wait to unveil this groundbreaking experience for our customers.”
Chef’s Bar & Grill is hiring for multiple positions at this new location. For more information on how to apply, please visit www.timhortonsiceplex.com/chefsbarandgrill.