IT ALL STARTED IN THE KITCHEN

Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov’s Bistro and Bakery in Tustin, CA has become a culinary institution.

Serving her unique cuisine that blends contemporary with Eastern Mediterranean influences, in an upscale chic environment.

Family support has constantly been Zov’s foundation and inspiration throughout her culinary career. Zov, in addition to her husband, Gary, her son Armen, and her daughter Taleene, have created a rare family business recipe that has taken comforting creations of the family kitchen blended with Chef Zov’s culinary artistry.

Over the years, the Bistro in Tustin has expanded into 14,000 sq. ft., encompassing an award winning bakery, acclaimed Bistro, a luxurious private dining room, cooking classes and a busy catering division that brings Zov’s culinary style to homes and special events throughout Southern California.

In answer to requests by generations of loyal guests for a location in their own communities, Zov opened in Newport Coast, Irvine, and Anaheim. The new locations blend the casual side of the Café while offering some of the signature dishes from the Bistro. The look is upscale, warm and inviting serving lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and happy hour. Both locations also feature take-out and catering. Zov also is represented at John Wayne Airport featuring fresh, healthy, and fast fare for travelers on the go.

A long time contributor to publications such as Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, the Orange County Register, Sunset magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, Zov Karamardian has finally been able to take her writing and cooking passion to the next level with the publication of two cookbooks, Zov: Recipes and Memories from the Heart and Simply Zov. These beautifully illustrated publications with recipes rich in flavor have kept guests returning to Zov’s time and again to her restaurants.

ACCOLADES

2016 CHEF OF THE YEAR
Orange County Restaurant Association
Golden Foodie Awards

2015 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Small Business Administration

2015 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Orange County Business Journal

2015 RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR
Orange County Business Journal

2002 JAMES BEARD
ANGEL AWARD

PRESS

GIVING BACK

As a local family business giving back to the community is important to Zov’s. Arthur Ashe said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” Zov’s fun-raising program donates 15% of all proceeds to the school or charity of your choice.

This is Zov’s way of giving back to the community.

Ask a manager how you can schedule your school or charity for a fun-raiser!

CAREERS

MISSION STATEMENT
To satisfy the Food Enthusiast in Every Guest.

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
Want to be part of a fresh concept? Zov’s is about to celebrate its’ 30th anniversary and is still positioning itself for growth! Instead of getting lost in a huge company, you will work directly with the creators of this brand and your feedback will be taken seriously. If you want to be a part of an energetic, passionate restaurant family, and contribute to the further success of a this high quality restaurant group, then apply online now, or come see us in person at one of our restaurants.

BENEFITS
We offer competitive wages in a team-oriented work environment, with opportunities for growth and advancement. Zov’s team can enjoy health benefits, pension plan, meal discount program, comprehensive training programs, and flexible scheduling. We also offer 401k and paid vacations.

APPLY ONLINE