2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Zagat Winner "Best BBQ"
2013 Winner "Best BBQ" CT Magazine
Chef Jeff Esaw was featured on
"ROKER ON THE ROAD"
with Al Roker on The Food Network!
Our experienced, friendly & professional staff, will run your event like clockwork!
This season leave the cooking to us!!
Choose from these great options...
PERSONAL CHEF - Enjoy a tailored, personal experience with Chef Jeff in your kitchen!
CATERING - We provide the cuisine and the team.
DELIVERY & SET-UP - Fresh, delicious food delivered to your door!
Award winning Chef Jeff Esaw's culinary expertise is indisputable as he is the recipient of both national and international awards for excellence. Chef Jeff has appeared with Al Roker on the Food Network's 'Roker on the Road'. Al Roker known as the beloved weatherman on NBC's Today Show also has his own nationally syndicated program on the Food Network called "Roker on the Road". We are pleased that his fine dining palate led him to Norwalk, CT to taste the delicious menus that are Jeff's Cuisine. In fact, Roker has dubbed Chef Jeff ' King of the BBQ'. (See video on left)
Chef Jeff is regularly engaged in personal appearances presenting cooking/history tours focusing on southern cuisine and performs demonstrations for local schools and charities. Chef’s cookbook "Cooking from the Soul" is slated to be finished in 2016.
2003 saw the opening of a little bistro in Wilton, CT called Daisy Bell’s named for his beloved aunt. It was in Aunt Daisy Bell’s kitchen that a young Jeff, first experienced the taste and flavors of down home southern cuisine, such as barbeque ribs, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens, black-eyed peas, yams, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, red velvet cake, banana pudding and peach cobbler. He later expanded the operation and opened Jeff’s Cuisine in South Norwalk, CT where he enjoyed years of success, until the restaurant closed in December 2012.
The journey continues, and the multi-talented Chef Jeff is excited for the opportunity to expand his successful catering business under his new name Jeff's BBQ and Catering. Chef and his team bring a wealth of experience with catering large extravagant & intimate affairs. Chef Jeff offers clients on or off site barbecue parties, event planning and music (DJ's & Live bands). Creating time for the step to personal chef is a natural progression for this larger than life personality, whose love of people flows from his soul and into his food.
Clients include the U.S. Open, Deloitte & Touche, IBM, Grammy Award winnings artists Paul Simon and Keb’ Mo’, Grace Jones, UBS and the Jackie Robinson Foundation among many others. In his first appearance at the American Royal Barbeque Cook-off in Kansas City, Mo., an invitation-only event that attracts some of the biggest names in BBQ he took ninth place for his brisket and baked beans. That's ninth place out of 500 outstanding peer entries.
In addition to being a perennial nominee on the prestigious Zagat Survey, Jeff's Cuisine ranks #1 on many "Best Of' lists; Connecticut Magazine "Best Fried Chicken", Fairfield County Weekly Readers Poll, "Best Cajun Restaurant", Norwalk Plus "Best Of" all praise Chef Jeff and his cuisine.
Authentic Southern Cuisine!!
Pull Pork Sliders
Macaroni & Cheese
Winner of the International Jamaican
Southern Barbecue Cook-off!
You can not go wrong with this awesome chef and his wonderful team. Chef Jeff catered my wedding. I have a picky southern crowd and the food pleased each and every one of them! People were coming up to me and telling me how wonderful the food was. I would use them again in a heartbeat for any occasion. I'm still dreaming about the cornbread!!Delicious. Dependable. Lovely to work with. Can you ask for anything more!!??
Savannah M. /via Yelp
I just wanted to thank you guys again for doing such an awesome job catering our African American Business Network’s, ‘Black History Month’ luncheon here at Unilever! The food was delicious, service was outstanding and you all were a pleasure to have as part of our event! People are still talking about it!
"I haven't had a dish or meal I haven't loved. Whatever Jeff cooks is great. Soup, main meals, side dishes, or deserts, you wonder why his food is so excellent. Five Stars all the way!"
From Yahoo Travel
"Thank you, Chef and Linda! Of course you delivered the food to the studio, hot and on time! Everyone loved your food and hospitality, and sang even better afterward. I will spread the word that you are catering lunches"
Sheryl Renee- Producer
Chef Jeff cateed the annual Greenwich vs. Chaminade boys varsity and junior varsity lacrosse competition after game party. It could not have been easier or more spectacular! It far exceeded everyone's expectations - the food and service were superb!!! There was more than enough food - even for 200 teenage high school boys. Kudos to Chef Jeff and his team!!
Cynthia LaFreniere - Greenwich, CT
Chef Jeff did an amazing job at our office picnic this September. Everyone raved about the service, food, and Jeff and his servers .....fabulous food and great people! Our office will be sure to get Chef Jeff again!
Alison Carter Henry
Chef Jeff catered our after-work end-of-summer staff party. The food was truly spectacular and Jeff is a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to have him back again.
Chef Jeff just catered my husbands 45th birthday party and it was amazing! Everyone was left speechless at how incredible the food was People did not just go for seconds they went for thirds and care packages. Chef jeff and his staff were polite, professional and super clean and neat. I will definitely call Chef Jeff again and I highly recommend everyone do the same. Thank you Chef Jeff for the best day!
Chef Jeff has catered several lunches for our entire company. The food ranged from BBQ to Cajun to traditional St. Patrick’s and Thanksgiving day menus. Jeff and his assistant do all the setup and cleanup, mingle with the crowd to ensure everything is going okay, and are very friendly, helpful and efficient. And most importantly, the food is FABULOUS!
Ventus Wireless, Norwalk, CT
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