Michael Grau began his culinary career at age 23 working as Commis de Cuisine at Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. After spending years growing in the hotel industry, leading successful kitchens and honing his skills in several cuisines, in 2005 he joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. His career with the renowned luxury brand started at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and took him to top destinations such as St. Thomas, New York and Cancun. With over two decades in the culinary field and 14 years of expertise in the brand, Michael Grau currently works as Executive Chef at the awarded The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun.
As the Executive Chef of the best resort in Cancun, he is continuously striving to provide an unforgettable dining experience and delivering “wow” stories to create Ritz-Carlton guests for life. His colleagues describe him as an enthusiastic, humble and authentic human being. Michael is excited to lead the Ritz Carlton chefs de cuisine in conjunction with the Royal Passover culinary crew to deliver culinary events to remember.
We are pleased to welcome Mordy Joffe and his professional staff back to our culinary team. Hailing from Staten Island, and in addition to being a qualified chef, Mordy has over twenty years of experience in the Passover Program industry. During the year Mordy can be found as general manager of Greenwald Caterers at Lake Terrace. Mordy will ensure that the Royal Passover kitchens run smoothly.
Feel free to seek Mordy out with any dietary restrictions or special requests.
Pazit Sapir has been living and breathing the culinary industry in Israel for the last 18 years.
Pazit is currently the owner and Chef of the Kishria catering boutique in Giv’atayim . She first entered the culinary scene upon completion of her service in the IDF at the InterContinental Hotel Tel Aviv in 1999 where she discovered her passion for hospitality and catering. It was here that Pazit had a hand in creating the tradition that is the abundant and lavish Israeli hotel breakfast of today that Israel is most famous for. Pazit’s drive and passion grew over the years and culminated in the launch of her own catering company which grew to tremendous success throughout the country. Pazit decided to further this success and in 2015 opened Kishria in Giv’atayim, a café and restaurant famous for its eighty six flavors of quiche and fifty two varieties of tarts amongst the usual array of sandwiches, crepes and dairy items. Pazit’s products were so well received that she began to produce her products for the masses, selling them in food stalls, shopping malls, fairs and to a wide range of audiences. Together with this highly successful restaurant and food company, Pazit continues to offer catering service specializes in corporate and large scale events.
Pazit has the passion and the pride to make her highly sought after and the best of the best in her field, making her a very welcome and honored part of the Royal Team.
Chef Hodaya Califf is the chief confectioner of the well known Israeli catering company Taam Vatzeva stunning the culinary world with her beautiful and artful confections . Hodaya represents the kids world academy from Kiev.
Living and and breathing pastries and confections Hodaya and is education the next generation of Israeli foodies both from her pastry shop and by writing in various family newspapers, magazines and websites.
Hodayas specialties are botanical pastries and desserts. She will astound the Royal Passover guests, creating masterpieces that truly look too good to eat yet taste even better. We at Royal Passover are looking forward to her incredible creations.
Renowned pastry master Adi Sieberover has broken down culinary barriers and emerged as one of the most innovative pastry chefs of our time. Having learned from some of the finest pastry chefs in the world Adi was head pastry chef at the renowned Shiloh Restaurant until her current position has pastry chef of both Messa and Quattro.
Adi’s efforts and hard work paid off as she was voted by Time Out Tel Aviv as the most promising in her field. Her masterpieces are changing up and shaking the Israeli culinary scene. We at Royal Passover are thrilled to welcome Adi and her innovative delicacies to our culinary team.